Saturday, 12 January 2013

A very impulsive pincushion

A member of our crochet group on Facebook posted this photo of a pincushion, with the recommendation that you fill it with steel wool covered in cotton wool, to keep you pins sharp...


My pins could use a cushion, as it usually can (can't!) be found all over the place and I'm always searching for it. 

I was already mentally going through my stash, thinking what I could use, that would tie in with the nice green blind in my work room.  The Elle Premier Cotton DK worked, I had a couple of muted colours, and started hooking little hexagons as soon as we got home from holiday.  Of course I was in such a rush that I didn't properly plan the joining thereof, had to frog the lot and start joining again.  


Then I realised it was quite a bit larger that the one in the example, which was  probably done with a much finer yarn.

(Mmm, maybe that wood is a bit dark as a background).

Anyhow, I had one pinwheel at hand to try it out!

Yesss!.  Bit difficult to get pins into the steel wool, though.

And then I realised I never worked the ends away. 


Elisabeth Andree said...

Hello Stel, your pincushion is very pretty! Nice decoration in your room, I like those muted colours.

isabella said...

Cute!! I love it

Teacups and Tiskets said...

Hi Stel,
I started that same pincushion a while ago (quite a while), but never finished it, I discovered it some time later and turned it into a doily/placemat thing.

I thought too, that mine seemed a bit big for a pincushion as I was making it.
What did you use for the second one, and is it smaller?


Little Treasures said...

Me too! Like the paste colors you used and ends away or not it is the cutest ever!

Stel said...

Thanks Fi! I used Elle Premier Cotton DK, a local yarn, which can be compared to Rowan Handknit Cotton.

♣ Jaylyn ♣ said...


I like your pincushion!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous pin cushion, love the soft muted colours. Deb x

Stel said...

Thanks all :-)