Good morning everyone! Hope you’re having a relaxing Saturday so far. It’s a pretty cozy morning; I’ve got a cup of coffee next to me, my planner open, and Fiancé and Apollo are snoozing next to me on the couch. I’m going to watch a little TV and work on a project before diving back into studying.
I’m all finished with the Little Box of Crochet Peacock Pincushion and fob! This is the July 2016 box but when I received it, I was very intimidated by the project. I’m glad I finally decided to do it, as it’s a pretty approachable project for beginners.
With this box you get lovely pins, a stitch marker, stickers for labeling your boxes should you decide to reuse them, and 5 balls of Scheepje Catona yarns. I have already squee’d in a previous post over this yarn, and I am continuing to squee here. It is such a treat to be able to work with Scheepje yarn since I can’t find that brand here in the States. This yarn was so yummy and was a breeze to work with. Amanda Bloom notes in her booklet that she couldn’t bear to break down the balls so she blew the month’s budget by keeping all the balls intact -Amanda, I’m so glad you did! You should have extra yarn when you finish this project; I haven’t decided what to do with mine yet!
The pincushion and fob worked up pretty quickly and I actually didn’t lose any stitches while working in the round. I had the most difficulty with the peacock feathers – and even those weren’t “hard,” I just was unsure of what to do with one step in the pattern. This is probably more of my inexperience than any issue with the pattern. Other than those minor issues, the pattern was pretty easy to follow and there are lots of pictures to guide you.
What do you think?
I’m quite pleased with how this project has turned out. Hope you all have a lovely weekend!