Pencil Cup and knitting

I made this generously sized pencil cup in a matter of minutes tonight. I peeled the label off of a clean, empty can, cut some paper to size and adhered it using double sided tape.

I posed the pencil cup with a vintage deer plant holder. Behind the deer is a green trunk with a hole for a plant. I inherited it from my grandma. Isn't it adorable? And behind the deer is a little white vintage flower pot.
I've been very into cleaning up lately and realized that I needed more storage for my writing utensils. I also needed a place of honor for my new wooden tulips. I purchased them while I was in Holland at a flower market. I chose the unlaquered, more natural ones over the bright shiny ones. I love them.

And, last but not least, is a current knitting project. This is half of a scarf from Vogue Knitting Spring/Summer 2005. The one pictured in the magazine is also pink. The lace leaf pattern is pretty easy but interesting to knit. The scarf is done one half at a time and then grafted together.

I'm going to be shorter on words tonight than I would like because my right thumb hurts to hit the space bar. I think I have space bar injury. Apparently, I always use that thumb to make a space. ouch. So, now I have to use my awkward left thumb and my typing has slowed significantly. Do you have a preferred space bar thumb? Fortunately, I don't think knitting will hurt the thumb.


  1. Lol! I hope you'll recover fast from your highly disabling injury ;o)

  2. Ah! I had this whole comment ready to post and Blogger ate it! Ugh!

    I love the pencil cup and especially the wooden tulips. Very interesting. I've never been to Holland, I wonder what it's like?

    A former coworker of mine is supposed to teach me to knit soon! I can't wait because I've wanted to learn for a long time, but I need someone standing over me showing me how for me to learn it. I know I would pick it up easy though.

    About my dress, I hadn't tried it around my waist but I am willing to try anything to salvage it. So thanks for the tip! I on the other hand have a small bust and no defined waist and hardly any hips, so the elastic around the waist might actually be flattering now that I think about it. That stupid ruffle took a sweet forever and I love the fabric so I hope it's not a lost cause.

  3. I love those tulips too!!! They totally make your pencil holder look chic and well adjusted for spring.

  4. Hi Beth,

    Can you give a tutorial on how to design a banner like yours! It is beautiful!


  5. Love that leaf pattern in the scarf :-)


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