The back was a puzzle, should I crochet a back, make a fabric backing? I did a single crochet piece and then had to rip it apart and remove about 3 chains because it was turning out too wide. Still, even with doing that I wasn't sure it would fit. I am a tight crocheter, I would pin it in place and ease it in, then whip stitch back to front, leaving an opening on the bottom.
I am still not sure how I plan to do the closure. I want to be able to remove the pillow insert and wash it should it become soiled. Buttons? Velcro? I don't think a zipper would work well, but then maybe velcro wouldn't either since we all know how velcro loves to stick to everything. It would fuzz up the yarn, then what a mess. What do you think? Any suggestions?
This pillow will no doubt just be a decorative item around the house, but famous last words, ya never know who (maybe the grandson) will grab it and lay down a sleepy head. I will do a tutorial if enough folks are interested in making one. It was relatively simple even if it looks crazy and complicated.
Before I end this post I just want to list a pet peeve. Have any of you been getting those automated phone call messages that offer you lower interest rates, offers to discuss your credit rating? Here lately I have been averaging about 1-4 of these calls several times a week. This has been going on for a good 3 months. The phone rings and I am always in the middle of some sort of thing, often my hands are in water and I have to grab a towel to dry off. It doesn't stop there. I come home to their messages being left on my answering machine. Years ago I did do the DO NOT CALL REGISTRY (1-888-382-1222) which blocks these unwanted calls for 5 years. You have to do land lines and cell phone numbers separately to put them on the list. About a week ago I had enough, I did the routine again, listing both of my numbers. I was so sick of dropping everything to answer the phone only to find out it was another of these time wasting calls. They are an intrusion in your life. From what I gather it takes several weeks for the Registry to take effect. Today my phone rang, yep, another of those calls. "Press 1" it said to talk to a representative, and so I did, I pressed 1 and when she came on and asked me if I was responding to discuss my interest rates I told her, "NO, I AM RESPONDING TO YOUR CONSTANTLY LEAVING ME MESSAGES 10 OR MORE TIMES A MONTH! I WANT YOU TO TAKE MY NAME OFF OF YOUR CALLING LIST!" She hung up on me! Good, that was the 3rd call in 2 days. Enough of thinking there is a family emergency and I need to drop everything to answer the phone only to hear a stranger's annoying crap. Most likely they are scammers anyways. If I need to discuss my credit I will call my card companies. Okay, I'm done, I've blown off a bit of steam, I'm feeling better now. Have a good week everyone :)