One knitter asked me why I chose to use such a firm gauge for my Stars and Stares Eye Pillow instead of knitting just a pillow cover. The truth is, I initially conceived it as a pillow cover but soon realized that it could be the entire pillow. Neither of mine has leaked a single rice grain, and I use them all the time. The firm gauge did not hurt my hands, but then my hands are used to that kind of thing.
While I was developing the pattern I discovered that the foot of a large adult sock, such as a man's tube sock, is the right size for an eye pillow. If I had sewn a pillow to go inside Stars and Stares, I would have cut the foot off one of my husband's old socks, filled it, and sewn up the cut side (after darning any holes in the foot!).
Maybe I'll knit a third eye pillow using this method. I might even put a strap on it for my husband to use. He finds my pillows soothing, but he doesn't like having to balance them on his face!
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