Monday, January 26, 2009

Broom & Dustpan

Last week I picked up some linen, cotton & rayon blend yarn in the hickory broom handle colour from the sale bin at the local yarn shop, & knit two 'grips' which I slid on the handle, & positioned where my hands fit :) Viola, broom handle grips - simple k 2, p 2 pattern, 20 stitches, & it's fingerling weight for the knitters among us :)

& then on Sat I stopped by the Antique store which is, sadly, closing its doors, & found the 'perfect' dustpan! This is actually probably a 'crumb pan,' as it's a bit smaller (used to brush table crumbs into)
It is so shiny, I wasn't sure the pretty pattern would show up - but I think you can get a glimpse! It was 20% off the original $5- . . . what a bargain, no?? (there were a couple of others, but I resisted the temptation to get more than I needed!) Now, since there's no hanging hole, I'm thinking of making a 'pocket' to hang it in - tho my dustpans usually live on the floor!!

I haven't written about 12-Secrets - prob next week after the wedding - but thought you'd enjoy seeing photos of the 'progress' on the broom :)


Genie Sea said...

I have never ever seen a prettier dust pan in my life :)

Hibiscus Moon said...

I love both. The color of the grip is perfect for your broom.

Anonymous said...

Well, if that isn't the greatest dust pan ever!!
I'd be afraid to use it!

Thanks so much for your latest comment on my blog!

peppylady said...

That dust pan sure looks like it ought to be picking up the crumbs from the tables which the royal sit.
But maybe they don't look for bargain.

Coffee is on.

Genie Sea said...

Just stopping to give you blog love :)