If I have any regular readers, he may remember my “EZ Does It” post where I wrote about Elizabeth Zimmermann who encouraged knitters to bushwhack their own trail through the craft. London knitter and design student Yuvinia Yuhadi, through the magic of Ravelry, her wonderful pattern and her own knitted chair cover blog, has encouraged me to create a covering for one of those plastic chairs that have popped up everywhere. This NY Times photo essay by Todd Heisler shows just how internationally ubiquitous the chairs have become. But no one has a chair like mine.
I tried to imagine my grandmother’s old chenille bedspread as I designed this, using Sirdar Bigga yarn. Twenty three skeins of Bigga in all. There is garter stitch, reverse garter stitch, bowtie stitch (also know as buttonhole stitch), slip stitch bricks, bobbles galore, tube stitch (including with embedded bobbles), salt and pepper work, and even nice deep welts. I could not be more pleased at how it turned out. Thank you Yuvinia!
This chair is going to find a permanent home in my bedroom at the Long Lake house.
If there are any Cat Whisperers out there who can teach me the calm, assertive energy I need to keep my cat Hoover off the chair until I take it up north, I’d welcome your advice. I’ve surrendered. The chair is locked in a closet. Every few hours I open the door and I am amazed, again, that Yuvee thought of this.