Do you know that feeling where you pick up a new knitting book and want to immediately cast on a bunch of different projects? Right now I'm having that reaction to Knitted Baskets by Nola Heibreder and Linda Pietz. I may only make it through three or four projects before knitting double stranded with worsted weight loses its appeal, but that's not bad at all for a book I impulsively picked off the library shelf. (The book has forty-two baskets to choose from.)
For absolutely ages, I've been wanting to knit a pencil. I'm a writer and the paraphernalia involved, whether it's pens or notebooks or typewriters, can make me a little bit giddy. The bright yellow acrylic has been waiting in my stash for me to take the plunge and this was the project that finally made me cast on.
Isn't it cute?
Pattern: Tiny Pencil, in the book Knitted Baskets
Yarn: Red Heart Super Saver and Lion Brand Wool Ease
What is it that makes stubby little pencils so appealing? I've never ever in my life kept track of a pencil for long enough to wear it down to a cute little stub like this. And it would be hard to write with if I did...but just to look at they're cute.
I'll store supplies for my planner in this one, I think. And maybe consider how to hand stitch a zipper into the opening.