I can't remember now exactly where I first saw this diagonal stitch. It might have been here on Vanessa's excellent blog, Coco Rose Diaries. Or maybe here, on another Vanessa's (different Vanessa!) excellent blog, Do You Mind if I Knit? Beautiful right?
One thing I do recall at least, is where I found an excellent 'how to' for these slanting crochet stitches. Mam'zelle Flo provides an excellent tutorial on her site. When I looked I was able to follow the wonderful pictures and diagrams on the french tutorial with no problems, but I notice clever Mam'zelle Flo has now very kindly added an english version to make us English Speakers' lives even easier.
I decided to go for a cushion, which is my usual solution to the whole ' I really like this pattern but don't want to make a whole blanket' problem.
So I went to my stash of Baby Cashmerino and had myself some pleasurable hooky time dipping in and selecting colours at random. Here's what I ended up with. What do you think?
That blue one at the bottom is my absolute favourite. I love that button and have been waiting for the right time to use it. This natty cushion I have deemed to be worthy of the 'favourite blue button'. Although, it's a shame I can't see it all the time I suppose.
I've decided that the new cushion can live on my bed for now. I quite like the look of it sitting together with my Bouquet of Granny Love cushion that I made earlier in the year.
Yes, a very happy sight to see, I hope you agree?
Such a happy sight in fact, I've been much more eager to make my bed properly in the morning, just so I can set those two atop of it and grin at them!
What's been making you grin this week?