Is it just me or does that blog title put a smile on your face too?!!
Well I am pretty happy that my Gran recently passed down her knitting needle collection to me! I suppose I am the closest one to being a knitter in the family, but I feel very lucky as she taught me how to knit when I was a child!
So gather 'round all of you knitters and please help out a "knitting newbie" at figuring out exactly what all these bits and bobs are!? Obviously I haven't advanced one stitch since my last lesson back in the 80's! ha ha!
OK, so first of all I really love that the original price tag is still on these needles, the Eaton's store is long gone now, but can someone tell me...
what on earth do you knit with 3/4" needles??!!
A nice reminder of another company long gone. From the time I was born, 3 generations would do their weekly shop at Woodward's!
I have no idea what these are called but I'm assuming that they hold your work so you can knit another piece without having to buy another pair of needles?
And I love this little wood um....crochet hook? I just don't know why there is a hook at both ends that are the same size? Do you use crochet hooks with knitting, Gran seemed to have quite a few?
I was excited (don't ask me why exactly) to find one of these counter thingys on this needle. Any explanation on how to use one would be greatly appreciated!
So, if anyone has any more tidbits of information about some of these needles please let me know!
I have a super simple little project in the works that uses those #12's that I'll be sharing very soon!
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And now onto something I do know about.... flowers!
I spotted these volunteer foxgloves on the edge of the drive the other day so before they faded I had to take some photos, aren't they stunning?
Thank you in advance for sharing your needle knowledge with me! ;o)
~ joey ~