So... are you all recuperated from Christmas yet? No? Me either! :-)
Geez.. it's dark and rainy and cold here.. winter.. bleh.
BUT.. I would like to wish you a wonderful 2011! I've got some plans for improving things in my life.. eating healthier, swimming more, walking more, continuing to slog through my accumulations in my "office" and turning it into a more usable space.
Accepting things that are going to happen that I'm not happy about. That's a hard one.
I have been showing/sharing my collectible crochet hooks and knitting needles over on Ravelry. So, I thought I'd show you too.
Below is my favorite tool of all time, my sterling silver F crochet hook made by 2 artisans that live on an island in the San Juans off the coast of Washington State USA. Celtic Swan Do tell them I sent you if you order one! :-)
Below are their bronze double pointed needles mostly used for sock making.
Then these are the size 10 knitting needles in bronze, set on the top are garnets.
Here they are again.
Below is my size I crochet hook in silver that I asked Molly to put a stone on top, it's carnelian.
I also have a C and H hook in bronze and a silver hook in size D that I use for my baby yarn and Scandinavian Heart Ornament making.
I must tell you that I can't stand aluminum, and used hand-turned wooden crochet hooks and knitting needles for years. But then I found the C hook in bronze made by these two I would say 30 years ago and used it until the end almost wore through! So, I did a LOT of google searching and found a link to Celtic Swan and he told me to send it back and he'd make a new tip for me and he did.. for free! They're wonderful people!!
I think my next project is going to be a pillow cover in the round.
Thanks for coming to visit and I hope you're having a lovely, lazy, stress free week between the holidays and are playing with all your new toys. LOL