Instead I used a plaid upholstery fabric to make a complete slip cover. Again I wimped with the closure and used VELCRO, (say it ain't so). I know, a buttoned slip cover is so much better, without question. But I said I was rusty at the machine as evidenced by so many elementary mistakes, including not doing a great job at matching the plaid where edges joined. SO yes, I used VELCRO.
After sewing up a complete slip cover I attached the granny square top by handsewing it to the finished piece. I love this pattern and will definitely make it again. It was easy and fun and the join as you go is awesome.
Now for the 2nd part of my title. About a month ago a friend of mine from Ravelry sent me a wonderful drop spindle and gorgeous fiber batt. Not wanting to learn on the "good stuff" I have been using remnants and bits of fiber that I already had for use in needle felting and doll construction.
The learning process is producing a lot of (questionable) handspun yarn(?) in random color schemes. SO yesterday I decided to take it for a test drive and knit with the handspun(?) for a while, just for fun. Due to my inexperience, the yarn is bulky, (super bulky).
Witness the color scheme for which I don't even have a descriptive name. I think I'm going to keep on with this, even in it's non-coordinated colors. I WAS going to make a scarf and really wear it but I just now had an idea. I am going to hang it and use it for holding some of my circular needles. Hmmm, that will be just the thing and I won't have to explain it everytime my non-fiber friends ask me "what the heck are you wearing?"