Nothing very original about this idea, but I like how it turned out.
Old sweater that I never wore because it was itchy and too small (but couldn’t give up because I liked the colors so much):
Becomes new pillow for the wonderful new sofa that our neighbor Jen donated to us when she bought a bigger one:
The fabric side is nice and soft, so the itch-factor of the sweater won’t inhibit couch-cuddling. I plan to make another pillow soon with the second side of the sweater, but I only had one pillow around to cover last night. I think I’ll also make some fingerless gloves out of the sweater sleeves at some point.
I’ve been crafting even more obsessively than usual lately, probably because it’s such a welcome counterpoint after hunching over the computer and typing feverishly all day. (Yes, I know I shouldn’t hunch, but I have some serious ergonomics issues with my desk set-up and I haven’t figured out how to solve them yet.)