FO-Aran Pillow

Here’s the Aran pillow I made for my mom. I also made the matching afghan in Canadian Living to go with it. The afghan strips are all knit but I still need to block and seam them (eep! I’m scared).

The pillow seemed a much more manageable chunk to test out my first ever seaming. Mattress stitch is pretty awesome!

This is also the first time I’ve ever blocked something and been pleased with a noticeable improvement. Oh yes! And I used Paton’s Classic Wool Merino in Winter White.

Sorry for the picture quality, my camera can’t do detail very well. :frowning:
How do you all take your detail pics? My flash always throws a glare, as you can see. Any picture taking tips?

Very nice! She will love it!

i love it -what a great job! :heart:


Jan will have some picture tips for you!!!

very pretty. the pillow looks so soft and cuddly. :slight_smile:

Pretty!! Hmm…pillows… (more items go on the ‘to be knit’ list)

what a great project! The pillow is very pretty. Good Job!

That is a beautiful pillow!

What an awesome way to practice new stitches - I love the pillow!

As for pictures - try to not use the flash. I always get a lot more detail if I use natural light. Hang out in front of the window and play with the settings on your camera. Also, play around to see just how up-close you can give you the most detail.

Thanks everybody, and for the picture tips too!
:happydance: :muah: