Well, I kind of out grew my fascination with crayons, but I never got away from my attraction with new pens or pencils. When I was out doing a little bit of back-to-school shopping with my youngest daughter we came across these items.
Papermate Design (mechanical pencil)
I also found these Papermate InkJoy Pens.
As much as I love pens and pencils, I hate it when I can't find them in my purse, so I was searching for a small and quick knitting project and I came across this pattern for a knitted pen/pencil caddy from Knit Wits Heaven. I must tell you that I made quite a few modifications to the original pattern.
That's one of the things that I just love about knitting is the adaptability to change a patten to suit my needs or likes.
Then, instead of working the decreases until 4 sts were remaining, I worked the decreases until 6 sts. remained and I made a buttonhole by K1, K2tog., YO, K2tog,, K1. Knit last row (5 sts), then bind off. I had a single pearl-like button in my collection. I thought it was a nice touch. The patten calls for using velcro, but I didn't want to be bothered with that.
I like quick little projects once in awhile.