Tuesday, March 31, 2009


Hi Knitters,
I love to stitch. I would like to find the time to do a lot more of it. Quite awhile ago I bought a bunch of wool felt bundles from here. I haven't had time to dive into this beautiful felt until this morning. I wanted to make a simple cover for one of my tape measures just for the pure fun of it.
I used the bottom of my Yoplait yogurt as a pattern to cut out the circles. I cut a 3/4 inch strip to run along the side of the tape measure, leaving an opening for the tape measure to pull out. I grabbed a few colors of embroidery floss. With no plan in mind I just started stitching. Circles flew off my needle.
I whipstitched around the edges to hold the pieces together. I used a button that recently fell off of my peacoat for a pattern for the felt button on the end of the tape measure. I used backstitch to make the circles. Backstitch is so good.

That's that! What a fun little, simple project to start my day. Sometimes I need a quick break-y break to rejuvenate my knitting. I always feel refreshed after making something that's not knitting for a bit.

You should make one or two of these. I am definitely making a few more and giving them away as gifts. 

Happy Tuesday! It's raining and cold here but I am determined to get the most out of this day anyway. It will all have to be from the in-of-doors:)
best, susie