Isn't this a cleaver idea? Spotted this and some other ideas the other day for how to use/re-use toilet paper rolls. I thought I'd saved about half of them, but when I went to look for them, they weren't in my files. I tried doing this while out of town using my ipad...and always seem to have issues with stuff when I don't have my trusty computer. It's simply rolled in peanut butter and then bird seed. Tie it on a tree or slide it on a branch. Birds don't need this right now, but come winter, might be nice.
This is a possible layout with blocks from my start with the Cardiac Collage AFghan. You'll remember I started this sitting in the ER while hubby was having a Cardiac Event. No real pattern....amounts of color and size vary. I want it to be very sporadic looking. I've got 2 other sections started, but they didn't make the picture....And, as time goes on this may not be the arrangement, but you get the idea. The smaller squares (15.5 x 11.5 so far) were easier to tote on the plane on my recent vacation, as well as the sitting at the hospital. Then I can put them together.
A wee start on a shawl with fingering weight yarn and size 4 needles. I had the yarn with me, but didn't have the right size needles so bought some at Michaels....horrible things they are. Loops and Threads. They were cheap and the join from the needle to the cord is horrible. I had to really coax the yarn/fiber across it with my finger nail. Didn't get very far before I decided I really needed better needles. This was my first attempt at elongated garter stitch (wrap and drop). Hard to see in the picture but there are several rows of single wraps and drops and then 2 wraps and drops to give it a light airy lacy feel and look. Next picture will be after purchasing nicer needles and actually being able to knit comfortably.
Now home, and am once again working on Jeweled Lines, the last section so picture of completed ghan soon.
Added some notes about luggage and packing cubes on my travel blog, Traveling Suitcase, if you'd care to check it out. Our trips was 2 weeks at Park City, Utah. More to follow there.