With a blog it is important to post regularly. As you can see I have not been doing too well at this as it has been several months since I put pen to paper (or typed) so this bank holiday is a good excuse (or really I have no excuse to not to) to write a few catch up posts. I love the olympics. I first fell in love in Barcelona 1992 when I watched someone shoot an arrow to light the olympic flame, so with the olympics coming to London I have been quite excited.
A great olympic proportioned project that has been going on for the past year is Woolsack. This aims to give Olympic (& Paralympic) athletes a cushion handmade from British wool and stuffed with British wool too. Hundreds and thousands of people have been making these cushions and donating them in the hope that they bring an athlete good luck. I helped on the Woolsack stall at Woolfest this year and met the wonderful Jane.
I got to admire all the lovely cushions and inspired by this I decided to make one myself.
I crocheted the front using 2 strands of yarn which changed each row.
The back was machine knit on a friends machine (because mine decided it did not want to play) using the same colours.
It was then finished off with an official Woolsack tab.
I hope it brings good luck to whoever receives it!