Stuff and More Stuff
It all started out simply enough. I had an old Altoids tin with band aids and a tiny bead box of pills in it. I picked up a tiny spray bottle of antiseptic to go in it, and it didn’t fit. So then I got a tiny first aid kit for $2, which had its own band aids in it. The first aid spray fit, but my pill box was too tall. So I swapped it out for an Altoids mini tin, and it fit fine.
But I didn’t like the way that the first aid box was labeled. So I made my own label for it, and for the tin. While I was at it, I decided to turn the old Altoids tin into an emergency sewing kit. I had an old sewing kit, but it has a faulty catch, and I couldn’t get it open.
Stuff Leads to Stuff
I had a spare set of sewing scissors, but they were too large for the Altoids tin. So I took the folding scissors I had in one of my notions pouches. I was able to trade around which scissors went in which pouch to find a place where the spares would fit, but they would have poked holes.
Not a big problem. I looked around online for a sheath (Etsy has several inexpensive ones). I found a lovely tutorial on how to make a scissors fob out of a knitting needle protector. Since I have a needle protector I never use, and all sorts of beading supplies on hand, I decided to save time and money and just make it.
Finally, Dottie sent me a picture of a necklace I made for Pi Sigma Phi being worn by one of her brothers.
Also Still Knitting
I’m still working on the Walderton. I’ve completed 38 repeats (out of 36 due in three days). I’m just going to keep going until I run out of yarn or of time.