Sunday, May 2, 2010

Magic Wand

The Blog Week question for today is... well, I'm not using it, so here's the wildcard question: Do you have a particular knitting/crochet tool that you love to use?

Here is my crochet answer: I love to use this big, old wooden crochet hook. It belonged to my grandmother, and it was hand-carved by someone with a purpose. It’s not pretty or artistic or even ergonomic. It’s just a big, old hook that has seen many, many years of use... sort of a magic wand handed down from mother to daughter to daughter (me).

It measures out to be about a size M hook, and I use it for making items with plarn (made from cut-up plastic ), like The Ultimate Recycled Market Bag. I have also used it to make cat beds (a hugely modified kitty pi), using 2 strands of bulky yarn held together.

My grandmother had a doll-repair business, and I remember helping her, using this hook to reach into the doll bodies for re-stringing the arms and legs. Can you see that there’s dried paint on the end? Apparently she stirred some paint with it too.

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(Blog Week Wildcard tag: knitcroblowc)

1 comment:

  1. Ooh! Brilliant! Craft tool and paint stirrer too, I love that...