knit cacti

well don't i feel like a sham of a blogger neglecting this space for so long. it would be a lie to say not much has happened here in the last half year, frankly a lot has happened!

for one, this happened!

and we even have the first three months of marriage under our belt but we can catch up on life a bit later. 

next, knit cacti.

they're everywhere and the most darlingest cacti i have ever seen. and are easy enough to make on your own. flick on the iplayer this is the most brilliant idea to use up odd balls of green wool you have at the bottom of your stash and the best part is, there's no real pattern to follow. use a smaller needer than the recommended size for your wool and go for it, knitting a narrow rectangle. i've done mine in k1, p1 but i've seen others in moss stitch that look really cool too.

once you have a rectangle as large as you want it, loop your tail through the remaining stitches on your needle to create the top of the cactus and stitch down the sides. stuff and close, nestling it in a jar of garden stones. pin the hell out of it because these make mighty fine pin cushions.

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