December 15, 2008

hope

hope obama commemorative pillow
obama-rama pillow, originally uploaded by alicethelma.

Believe it or not, the stealth gift knitting is just about finished although nothing I can blog about for fear that intended parties will see their gift before official gift giving. Maybe the solstice this year? Or possibly Christmas eve? Whaddya think guys?

In the meantime, I have begun my official President Obama Commemorative Pillow, which I'm hoping to have finished by inauguration day, January 20, 2009.



The pillow is based on the pattern called Obama-rama by Laura Birek and when I showed it to my sisters on Thanksgiving they talked me out of the sweater version. Would I ever really wear it, they asked? I decided on the pillow version to proudly display on my couch year round. Who knows - it might become a collector's item.

The photo of the sweater was shot by kristi.nicole and I originally discovered this design through my favorite BC knitting blogger, flying pig knits. It's all based on Shepard Fairey's original poster.

I also changed from Vanna's Choice yarn to Lion Wool-ease which felt better in my hands. The cold snap we're experiencing has made it an optimal time for knitting. Are you taking advantage of freezing temps to knit something nice for yourself?

I'll have more to show you tomorrow. Stay warm!

2 comments:

Carrie S. said...

Wow! This is going to be amazing - I can't wait to see the progression.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

The pillow is going to be SO COOL!