|loungin' on the couch|
It is the perfect lap size, and it is the right amount of warmth for one's lap. But it has not been happy to be just a lap blanket that mostly decorates the back of the couch. It certainly was not receiving the appropriate amount of love and attention it deserves (although it did get plenty of attention last year).
I did a quick measure of the dimensions while folded in half, and, of course, it is a funky size that does not exist in the world of regular pillows, or even pillow forms one can by from a craft store. Sigh. I figured I could find something that would work, or at the very least could buy fiberfill stuffing and go that route.
On the way home from the big city (aka, Burlington) yesterday I stopped at a large housewares box store (shudder) to inspect their pillow selection. I nearly turned around and left because of the amount of stuff in the place - I forget about that as I rarely frequent such places. After several minutes of wandering around the maze of aisles and shopping carts and people much more excited than I to be there, I stumbled upon a pillow section ("a" because there were at least three that I encountered. . . there could have been more, but I booked it out of there as soon as I claimed my prize). This section contained those that were of the throw pillow variety, and after nearly giving up again, I scored this beauty, on sale for half off:
|for the love of. . . oh, right.|
|put a bird on it.|
Of course when I got home I could not for the life of me find the leftover yarn from the border, but I eventually found that I had this much left:
|bigger than a gumball, smaller than a golf ball.|
|taco sweater-blanket for the love pillow|
Ta-da! New life for the Sky Blanket! A throw pillow for the couch!
All of the other throw pillows are jealous, since they don't have sweaters, although this isn't the first pillow that has been adorned with its own sweater.
|basket weave pillow sweater|
(I know, I know, its just a pillow case. . .)
On another side note, my little blog has been pinned!