I didn't realize just how tall this canister is until I brought it home and put a few of my long straight needles in it, pictured on the right. They are only a couple of inches taller than the container, so my shorter needles would disappear completely from view. No worries, however. I'm now seeing this as a nice decoration all by itself, or as a vase to hold some tall flowers likes irises or sunflowers.
Now the best part. It was on sale for $4.94 plus tax. No, I didn't forget a number or move the decimal point to the wrong position - only $4.94!!
But wait, there's more. I couldn't resist picking up a package of mugs. These weren't on sale, but still only cost less than $10.00 plus tax for a package of two. I paid more than that for a single, similar mug, at Starbuck's a couple of years ago.
Total bill, including the tax, for the canister and two mugs: $13.57! The name of the pattern is "Cable Knit". Sounds right to me! By the way, there was one other piece there that I didn't check out, perhaps a tea pot.