I have to admit that I have yarn envy.  I drool over yarn and yearn to use it, somehow. But I can’t knit.  I’ve tried and I don’t get any enjoyment out it.  Then way back at the I Knit London Stitch n Bitch in 2007, I planned a needlepoint cushion project.  I bought a skein from Oxford Kitchen Yarns, found a fairly traditional pattern and set to work, albeit slowly.

I have to be in the right frame of mind for needlepoint.  I find it somewhat brainless (once the pattern has been designed) but it’s perfect for keeping my hands busy whilst watching tv (especially cycling).  I completed this panel whilst watching the cycling coverage of the Beijing Olympics.

Anyway, then it took me a wee while to find the right fabric to make the cushion.  In the end I chose some purple moleskin, hoping that it would be both durable and soft. The moleskin turned out to be lovely to work with and so very soft. The cushion is great to snuggle into.