I started these pillows during the March(?) KAL to try out entrelac for the first time. It was fun once I learned to knit backwards! They're Patons SWS in Plum (or Natural Plum or something like that).
Here they are blocking:
I wanted to see how different effects in the color changes. So the larger pillow is 8 stitch blocks/triangles, and I believe 6 blocks/triangles per row. The smaller pillow is 5 stitch blocks and I think that's also 6 blocks per row.
Here are the finished pair:
The larger pillow is a 14x14" form, the smaller is roughly 10x10" and just over-stuffed with polyfil. I didn't want lumps, so I crammed tons of it in there. The pictures are before I smoothed the sagginess out of them, but of course I didn't take new pics
Anyway, fun project! I gave these to my nana for Mother's Day today and she was more thrilled than I expected. She's a quilter and former knitter, and as such really understands the time and effort put into things. She opened them and said "Oh! I can't believe you did this, I HATE picking up stitches!"
She particularly loves the small pillow. When I was 7 or 8, I bought her a similar sized pillow for xmas at the mall. It was from one of those kiosks and it's super tacky. Has an ugly rose painted on it and I "personalized" it by having them fancy-script "I
Nana" on it. She STILL has that pillow! She claims it's perfect sized for balancing a book to read in bed. She keeps it decoratively on her bed all day long too. She's so cute. Anyway, she said she may finally replace my old pillow with the new one.