Knit a Puff Stool
I’m perfectly willing to admit that if you put a pair of knitting needles in my hands I’m more likely to put out an eye than to create something I’d be proud to display as part of my home decor. I’m a whiz when it comes to crocheting, but its sophisticated-older-sister discipline has always eluded me. That usually doesn’t bother me, but every once in a while I come across a knitting project that makes me curse my inabilities.
Norwegian fiber artists and designers Heidi and Anna of Pickles were inspired by Christien Meinderstma’s Urchin Pouf stools, which come in three sizes and cost between about $718 and $2366. They used the idea to create their own version, resulting in a beautiful (and free!) knitting pattern. It has a dress-it-up-or-dress-it-down sensibility that makes it appropriate for everything from a playroom to a contemporary living room.