Pilot Choose 0.7mm gel ink pens, which I purchased through Jet Pens, a fabulous online store stocking all sorts of wonderful writing, drawing, and drafting instruments. I was given a gift certificate last fall and these gel ink pens, along with a very chic fountain pen, were my happy little purchase.
The reason I pulled these out this last weekend is because I'm designing a little knit project - very simple, actually - that needs a bit of embroidery to give it that final flourish. If you're my sister: STOP READING NOW. If you're not, the gift is a Kindle cover, two very simple rectangles knit together, with a buttoned envelope flap. But I need something small in a corner to make it sweet. I couldn't settle on anything for the longest time. Should it be floral? A little bird? Birds are such the rage now: I see them on everything from tote bags to jewelry. An owl would be fitting with the book theme. What about a pattern from tiles I've seen in Istanbul? Or is a simple heart too twee?
Heidelberger Herbst festival. Hmmmm. Maybe I could felt something instead of embroider. But I've never felted. And I don't have any felting needles. Probably a bad idea to try something for the first time when a gift is involved.
But the roving presents such lovely color combinations. Whoever packed that little bag has a gift. Let's look at it again!