I began the day thinking that the hat I was knitting was going to be my craft for the day. Ah, the best laid plans! For some reason I started knitting on a size 6 circular needle. I was going to need matching double pointed needles. So I went to the local craft store where I picked up size 7 dpns. I knit with my size 6 needles and quickly realized that I needed a shorter needle. Somehow I also realized that size 7 isn't size 6; the size of the dpns didn't match the circular needles. So I went back to the craft store looking for shorter needles and to return the size 7 dpns. They didn't have any shorter size 6 needles. When I came home, I really looked at the pattern. I needed size 7 needles. D'oh!
Today I went to the local knitting shop and cleared it all up. I have a short size 7 circular and a set of size 7 double pointed needles. Let's hope that clears up that mess!
Anyway, I found this cute project via Craft Gossip: embroidery floss bobbin magnets and I had all the materials. I used some old cardboard bobbins, so I could skip that first step. All of the plain colored ones are wrapped twice, but I only wrapped the overdyed floss ones once so that you could get a sense of the color. The plain red and blue are DMC, but wouldn't this be a great project for that "craft floss" people sometimes buy you (or a good way to use up cheap floss in kits)? The coral one is DMC perle cotton 12. The blue and white stripe is an old Needle Necessities thread; the pink and green is Southern Sweet Tea from Six Strand Sweets; and I'm thinking the last one is a Caron Wildflowers which has lost its label.