Knitting and Pencil Sharpener

13 Sep

I’ve made another little hat for Blue Light Babies in a gorgeous soft multicoloured baby wool. I have a blanket nearly finished but that takes much, much longer.

I’ve had another go at my Mindfulness colouring book which is quietly therapeutic. When we were in London in July, I bought myself a fabulous five hole pencil sharpener from the RA shop. With it I can sharpen pencils of five different sizes! I have been a stationery geek ever since I was a little girl, just loving each September when I could get my new pencil case and contents for the new school term. I had that joy throughout my teaching career too!



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12 responses to “Knitting and Pencil Sharpener

  1. babyjill7...Marilyn Griffin

    September 17, 2015 at 1:38 am

    pencil sharpener is my favorite too…always loved new crayons…pencils…paper…etc. …even the smell!

  2. Grannymar

    September 14, 2015 at 9:33 am

    I love the five hole sharpener, it is almost a piece of sculpture.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 14, 2015 at 10:01 am

      I agree. That was why I just had to have it despite not really having five sizes of pencil to sharpen! 🙂

  3. Charlie@Seattle Trekker

    September 13, 2015 at 8:52 pm

    I love the rich joyful colors you chose for the had…It is really special.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 14, 2015 at 10:02 am

      Thank you. It has certainly come out well – and the next one with the same wool will be different. 🙂

  4. Minuscule Moments

    September 13, 2015 at 8:37 pm

    Beautiful Beanie, love the soft colours. I would grab that pencil sharpener if I saw one, can never find the right size one when I need it for my work. Have a great day. Kath.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 14, 2015 at 10:04 am

      Thank you. I am very pleased with how it turned out. I couldn’t resist the pencil sharpener! 🙂

  5. Mama Cormier

    September 13, 2015 at 7:03 pm

    Susan took the words right out of my mouth. Having taught for over 30 years I’ve seen my share of sharpeners and this one is certainly unique. I love the fact that it is made of wood.

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 13, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Me too. The wood grain is lovely. 🙂

  6. Susan L.

    September 13, 2015 at 6:47 pm

    I’ve never seen a five-hole sharperner before. It looks like a musical instrument!

    • mybeautfulthings

      September 13, 2015 at 6:58 pm

      I never had either – which is why I had to have it! Interesting comparison, I shall have to try blowing it! 🙂


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