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.