Design scrapped and Chili coasters

Just to prove that not all of my crazy ideas come out smelling like flowers, behold my latest design.

My idea was to create cutouts shaped like diamonds in an otherwise simple scarf. It seemed like a great idea until I started knitting it and had to maneuver 3 balls of yarn.

Perhaps blocking would correct the distortion of the diamonds, but it would take some major redesigning in order to make it fun to knit. So, I’m moving on.

Last night, I realized I hadn’t bought a Christmas present for my brother-in-law. So, I whipped these coasters up.

They were so easy to make. It only took two pieces of fabric and one piece of low loft batting per coaster. All pieces were cut into 5-inch squares. Then, the fabrics were placed together with right sides facing and the batting was laid on top of the fabric. I stitched around the squares with a 1/2-inch seam, leaving a 2-inch opening on one side. Next, I cut the corners and trimmed the seams. Then, I turned the squares right side out and hand-stitched the opening closed. Voila. Coasters.

I wish all gift giving was so simple.


3 thoughts on “Design scrapped and Chili coasters

  1. Yeah, sometimes designing is like that. I have a project for Christmas that I’m working on, but it’s not going to work in its current incarnation. It’s going on hold until or after Christmas, at least, and I’ll work on it at a leisurely pace for next year. Too many other things I want to knit right now. Silly thing is that I had the idea in August!

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