Speaking of Norwegians, I forgot to post the cute Til Nisse (I hope I remembered that right) that Wenche sent me (along with some Fliegenpilz fabric!) about a month ago.
I traded a Fliegenpilz pincushion and some German chocolates for him (I hope it all arrived safely, Wenche).
It’s a little warm for Nisse here right now, so he’s hibernating with some other Norwegian gnomes until Advent. Not to worry, he’s in good company, and even has some Christmassy toadstools to rest on.
And speaking of Fliegenpilze, I made some minor modifications to my knitting needle case from Katrin. I removed the top flap and sewed it to the lower portion so I could have wider pockets for my circular needles. Then, since I don’t seem to use the REALLY long needles, I folded over a few inches and stitched that down for a new flap. I went ahead and sewed on a piece of ribbon too — to hold my wonderful stitch markers.
Instead of rolling, the case now folds, so I added my Fliegenpilz button to secure it, and voilá:
Thank you Katrin for the coordinating knitting accessories. Now I can look like I know what I’m doing when I knit yet another rectangle.