When I entertained the notion of a knitted gift for a sewing friend, my first thought was of a scissors sleeve. After a wee bit of mulling, I concluded that I could use short-rows to create a cone shape that would accommodate scissors blades of various lengths. By adding some simple stitching on the flap the gift is that much more special. The pincushion? Just a variation of one of my very favorite Felted Heart Milagros (page 82) all pumped up. This pattern can be found in Mags Kandis' Gifted.