On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me –
THREE FRENCH HENS
And while those cute little hens were hatching out of their eggs I pulled St. Brigid out of hibernation and made her into a Euro size pillow.
St. Brigid is an Alice Starmore pattern found in one of my favorite books, Aran Knitting. I love this sweater but I jumped in way over my head when I started her back in 2007. She hibernated for a year or so and when I picked her up again I quickly realized there were some serious issues with gauge. I never knit a gauge swatch and my tension had changed significantly over the years. I couldn’t bear to frog these beautiful cables and decided this knitting could be turned into a lovely pillow, and a LARGE pillow at that. It wasn’t quite as painful as I thought it was going to be. In fact, I’m off to search through baskets to see if their are any other UFOs that might prefer to become pillows……..