Both chairs are finished. The colors aren’t that true and I can’t seem to get the right adjustments to make them more realistic. The yellowish-green is more of a chartreuse green and the blues have more depth.
iPad Aunt’s chair: Done but not happy with the cushion. I didn’t wrap the new foam in Dacron before stuffing it into the cover. It looks too boxy and I need to fix that. Plus the seat cushion looks too big for the chair but it’s not that way in real life.
Both chairs side-by-side. You can see that they are very similar but different. Rita’s chair has a lower part on the bottom front, straight-arm stump, and is a smaller chair. iPad Aunt’s chair is straight across the bottom front, has a curved arm stump, and is a wider chair.
I tried very hard to get the patterns to match up on both chairs but it was very difficult. The pattern was 24 inch vertical repeat so I tried not to waste fabric.
I am in the process of redoing the ottoman that matches Rita’s chair but that is on hold for now. Too many irons in the fire.
- Finished cushion on chair #1, which I call Rita’s Chair.
- Working on chair #2, which is iPad Aunt’s Chair. This chair almost got the best of me but I am determined to win this challenge. I’m so glad I started with Rita’s Chair as it was easy.
- Finished (almost) another pair (I think this makes six pairs???) of SSSK socks except for stitching the toe seam. Ten minutes. Tops.
- Began knitting the Spindrift Shawl by Helen Stewart. My first attempt at a shawl. And my first successful attempt with lifelines. I followed this tutorial but you can search for others if you like.
- My house is a disaster: Upholstery fabric spread out all over the living room floor, one ottoman (and surrounding area) piled high with knitting, dust bunnies growing each day, unfinished laundry taking over the laundry room, and the possibility of pantry moths.
Stay tuned for more….with pictures!!!
Well, I’m not showing the disastrous parts. Some things are just not meant to be seen.
I’m rushing this final part and as a result it’s been ripped apart twice. And now for a third time.
See how the fabric weave is not on the straight grain? That’s a big problem. So I’m ripping it out. Again. And will make welting cord the right way and sew it onto the top and bottom of the cushion cover. Then I’ll sew the gusset by marking each corner.
As my grandmother used to say, “If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing right.” Sorry Gram, it’s taking me three times to remember that.