Regarding my knitting, I am trusting the book a little too much... or the book thinks I know more than I know. About the time I began shaping the heel, I realized I should have been working on 4-5 double-pointed needles. Oh, well, ripping out and starting over is a good thing!
Regarding the wool pillows I made before Christmas, I am still enthralled with vintage wool fabrics and so made heart-shaped pin cushions using old textile bobbins as a base. Trimmed with vintage velvet, little red penny rug hearts, with vintage hat and corsage pins!