Charity shops are fantastic places, little caves of other people’s unwanted rubbish, which becomes someone else’s treasure. I found a big stack of knitting and crochet magazines in a charity shop recently, and took them all home for the tiny sum of £3 – less than the cover price on each magazine! One of the magazines had a pattern for a cushion with Space Invaders on it, and within 24 hours I had a request to knit one for a child’s room.
I used Drops Karisma DK from Wool Warehouse, ridiculously cheap at £2 a ball, and great for colourwork. I’m really pleased with the finished cushion, although I didn’t enjoy sewing on all the poppers for the bottom opening, if I made one again I’d probably use a zip.