I needed to spruce up my desk space at work, make it feel like my own little corner of the world, and make it comfortable for me get some serious work done. Basically, I needed to get crafty with my desk. This wonderful pattern by Linda Permann is an updated version of a retro pattern, and comes from Crochet Today's Sept/Oct 2009 edition. The crocheted sleeves are slipped around tin cans, and for extra security I hot glued my sleeves to the can around the upper and lower edges. I also traced around the bottom of each can onto a piece of red felt and glued the felt circle to the bottom of each can to help reduce noise as I throw pens/scissors/supplies back into the cans.