Tutorial Tuesday – Knitted Pouf

Ok.  I may have posted about this pouf before.  BUT, this time I found another tutorial that uses supplies MUCH less expensive than the original pattern.

Here’s the Puff Daddy  and the Puff Mama (those are, hilariously, the actual names):

 

Unfortunately, the yarn suggested is from their website and on the (very) expensive side.  Of course,  I haven’t picked up my knitting needles in a while which means I have no freaking idea how to  switch to a different yarn/gauge.  Enter Flax & Twine Knitted Pouf.

THIS pouf lists Lion Brand Wool-Ease Thick & Quick in the “recipe” which you can buy at Jo-Ann Fabric.  And, if you’re patient, you can grab it when it goes on sale.  Of course, I’m not patient, but I did buy it online from Fabric.com cheaper than Jo-Ann AND with free shipping. 

“Lizzie, why are you so impatient?  I mean it’s not even “knitting season” (meaning winter) anymore.  Why can’t you just wait?!” you roll your eyes and ask.  Because Ryan trotted in the door with one of these:

My eyes almost started bleeding.  I don’t know why, but these things make me cringe.  Maybe because it’s ugly.  Or maybe it’s because a friend of mine once told me that their family called it “The Boob Pillow” because that’s where babies were breastfed.  AAAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!  Make it stop!  In Ryan’s defense, he did need something to prop his adorable self up on the bed while he’s…playing video games.  Which happens.  A lot.  I couldn’t expect him to suffer.  So I held my tongue (for 1.5 seconds) and then started searching for an alternative.  And then I remembered the pouf!  So, Ryan and I (I had to bring him in on the decision since it was going to be his) perused through all the colors and ended up with citrongrey marble, and charcoal.  I was in dire want of orange, but I let him have the final say on the colors since I was going to be stealing his boob pillow.

Since I finished the Retro Flowers Quilt, I’m going to start on this as soon as I get the yarn.  LIKE RIGHT NOW!  Patience, Lizzie…patience…


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2 Comments

  1. Posted May 29, 2012 at 11:07 PM | Permalink

    I love the knitting patterns from pickles. You can definitely make one of those poufs. :)

    • Lizzie
      Posted May 30, 2012 at 5:33 AM | Permalink

      I LOVE them. And get this – I started knitting last night! I’m so excited!!

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