moropus: kermit (Default)
[personal profile] moropus posting in [community profile] knitting
I made a rug to put on my foot stool out of strips of torn cloth with huge needles.

Now a boy that visits me often says he will pay me silly amounts of money if I make him a pillow case just like it. Obviously, its hard and lumpy and you could not lay your head on it very long. I think it would put your eye out.

How do I find out what he really wants? I suspect he likes the look of garter stitch and I could just make him one for his birthday in a soft yarn that you could actually lay your face on.

Nobody could actually sleep on a rug knitted out of torn cloth strips, could they?

I'm very puzzled here.

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Date: 2014-04-13 01:43 pm (UTC)
james: Antti Niemi with his mask raised (Default)
From: [personal profile] james
Could you lend him the rug to lay over his current pillow, so he can test it out?

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Date: 2014-04-13 02:14 pm (UTC)
lizcommotion: A hand-drawn/colored lovely little creature with a knitted cap and piles of yarn behind it knitting a scarf (knitting creature)
From: [personal profile] lizcommotion
First thought: maybe he is actually a cat in disguise? And wants to knead it with his paws?

Second thought: A test of laying over pillow sounds good, and maybe a joint trip to a yarn store of whatever budget will cover with a short discussion of merits of different kinds of yarn might be good? (And also, if there are any yarns you just do. not. want. to knit, keep that out in the open.)

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Date: 2014-04-13 03:05 pm (UTC)
anatsuno: a women reads, skeptically (drawing by Kate Beaton) (Default)
From: [personal profile] anatsuno
maybe he means to use it more as a throw pillow, for the distinctive look, not so much for comfort? or maybe as a pillow for his cat or dog to lay (or lay their head) on?

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Date: 2014-04-13 04:14 pm (UTC)
vi: (Default)
From: [personal profile] vi
I like the suggestions above. I wonder if one side of the pillow case could be the hard lumpy side, and the other could be made out of a smoother yarn?

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Date: 2014-04-13 05:01 pm (UTC)
sedge: A drawing of the head of a sedge wren. (Default)
From: [personal profile] sedge
I take it you asked him what he liked about it and he just wasn't very clear?

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Date: 2014-04-13 05:08 pm (UTC)
kelkyag: (Default)
From: [personal profile] kelkyag
If component fabric itself is fairly squishable (old t-shirts, perhaps?), I could see a knit made of it being fairly comfy to lie on -- not unlikely the "eggcrate" foam sometimes used as mattress toppers.

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