Feeling incapable of a creative name for this post, I chose the word that is the type of yarn I’m using and the stuffing for the JABCO Strawberry pincushion, both of which you can see in the above photos.
Amber works for the library which you can see in the picture I took when I visited the other day. I stopped by and picked up a stack of books about knitting last week – none of them were anything special but some of the projects shown inspired me to try stitching on extra large needles. I found some size 19 Clover bamboo needles at a really low price so I decided to give it a go. You can see how big these are in my hand. I feel a bit like a caveman trying to make fire with these, but I really like the look of the knitted piece so far.
Speaking of books…I’ve re-read this one again and enjoyed it as an audio book on my MP3 player as well. It’s written as letters between special friends (mostly). I adore real mail and had a couple treats in my mailbox recently. I like that they match my book too.
I’ve decided to try my hand at making up one of the JABCO Strawberry Pincushions – I’ll let you know how it goes. The whole thing comes packaged in this nice little clear pouch. I think the amount of roving included for stuffing is quite generous. The freezer paper they send along to trace the pattern on was a bit small on the other hand.
Signing off with a progress picture of my start on Little House Needleworks Little House Neighborhood. I’ve decided to change the colors here and there mostly by using my DMC color card and using the thread that is one shade lighter. I don’t want to put this project down I’m enjoying it so much! We are having a chilly (less than 50 degrees today) wet weekend, all the better for stitching I say!!