I remember playing with these as a child so I would stay out of trouble while Mother sewed. Well, she didn't have enough spools because I was always into something. Anyway, how many of you had Daddy put in small nails or like mine wooden pegs? This was the first way I learned to do any type of handwork, I learned to crochet at 8 but I think Mother was trying to see how serious I was about it so she started me off on this. Do you remember making snakes? What about all those potholders? I made things for my dolls and just all sorts of goofy things. All this is leading up to the fact that it surprises me how there is this "new" idea on the market. They are called by all sorts of names but one of my daughters gave me this one called a French Knitting Bee, called that because it is colored to look like a bee. While I was wondering around in blogland I ran across this flower that is made from "I-cords", it is at the site linked here. I suppose like they say everything that is old will come back around in fashion someday. I wonder where I put my poodle skirt???