Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Orange Pillow Prop

A few weeks back I posted this pyramid pillow prop...

...and the pattern for it.

The thing is, it didn't work for me. When I read, I'm in bed. Using that pillow, I couldn't tilt the ereader to the angle most comfortable for me reading. I tried. For two days. I twisted my head around, but it just wasn't comfortable.

So, I put the thing away and pondered.

(A funny thing happened, though. After posting the pattern, I got a lot of interest through Ravelry. At the moment, nine other individuals have made their own versions. Don't believe me? Go see. I think the fuzzy one is my favorite.)

The week before spring break I had a lot of plotting time. Besides some knitting, I found the time to come up with a complete redesign.

Believe it or not, this works for me. It's at just the right angle for reading while lying in bed on my side.

There is still one issue. The thing tips over easily. Perhaps I should make it bigger?

Yep, I'm probably going to redesign this yet again. When I have some time. And a different idea.

Okay, what do you think? Crazy? Strange? Would it work for you?


  1. It wouldn't work for me, but I think it's genius to adapt the design to work for you.

  2. That's a rather ingenious idea and interesting color too - thx for your recent visit.


  3. Hi Liz, That's a neat idea. I like the pyramid prop pillow too. I use a regular pillow now. Sorry it didn't work for you. God bless, Maria from Delight Directed Living

    1. It'll probably work if I'm sitting up, so it wasn't a total loss. I enjoyed the challenge of making it.

  4. I think that's a great idea. I don't read on my side so it wouldn't work for me, but that's a really smart design for people who do. It might stabilize if it was heavier, so it could support the ereader's weight better. Great job with that. You're an impressive knitter.

  5. Neat concept! Wouldn't work for me though because I move around too much when I'm laying in bed reading. I love knitting too and haven't done much of it in the past several weeks. Hope to get back to it soon. :)

  6. I know exactly how that is with the e-reader! I get tired of holding it at just the low enough angle so it doesn't flip and I can read it laying down. The orange pillow is a great idea! :)

  7. Very inventive. I like the way you use your skill in this way. And waht a cheerful color.
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  8. That's a cool idea!
    I read a lot in bed too... and normally ending up whacking my nose or forehead with the iPad if I accidentally drift off to sleep :(

    Deeply Shallow

    1. That's the one issue with this one. I left my Nook on it to get up and use the restroom, and it tipped over. Which is why it needs maybe another tweak before I consider it a success.

  9. I had to show this to my mom, she's a craftsy person, and her Kindle Fire is becoming attached to her hand! :)


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