The sun is shining and I must get outside to revel in it. But I do have something I want to show you.
A week or so ago I spotted the wonderful Hexagon Pincushion crochet pattern on Ravelry. I instantly became obsessed, as I am prone to do, and got to work.
For the first version I used materials readily at hand. After all, I had a bag of DK weight cotton left from the Potholder Swap. Naturally I paid no attention to gauge - only after I started joining my hexagons did I even read that the pattern called for "thread" weight yarn. Ahem. My results of course are more pillow than pincushion. I love it anyway and wasn't going to deny the excuse to make a second.
So off to Michael's I trotted for a bit of DMC Perle Cotton. The advantage of working with Perle Cotton is the wealth of colors that are available. Swoon. I spent a happy 20 or so minutes choosing colors, grabbed a hook in an appropriate size and dashed home to get started on my "pincushion" sized pincushion.
For now my pincushion obsession has been satisfied. No doubt it will strike again. But I will be ready this time with plenty of perle cotton.
Pattern: Hexagon Pincushion by Leanda Xavain - Well written, easy to follow, quick to make - a winning combination.
Hook: Version 1 - 3mm, Version 2 - 2mm
Finished Sizes: Version 1 - about 9" diameter, Version 2 - about 6" diameter