Every year about this time I complete a few pillows as an exercise in stashbusting. Here's what part of my stash looks like:
These are plied handspun yarns, mostly wools and wool blends. I weave them in 2/2 twill on a black warp, alternating twill direction every time I change yarns. Color selection and stripe width is random. Here's yesterday's piece cut off:
When I stitch these into pillow shapes I like to round the corners, otherwise they poke out like cat's ears:
What I find especially endearing about these pillows is the way the stripes come together at the seams, in no particular relationship:
And now that this one's finished, I've started on the next one. Perhaps it will be completed before next October. Perhaps not.