Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Knitting and Crochet Blog Week-Day 3 All Tooled Up

Wild Card

"Do you have a particular knitting/crochet tool or piece of equipment that you love to use? Maybe it is an old pair of needles that used to belong to someone special, or a gorgeous rosewood hand turned crochet hook that you just love the feel of? Write about why you love it."

Well as you can see I have several.

The first is the the two wood slats towards the top. That is part of my hand made swift. I had seen the plans online and ask my mom if her friend could make it. Oh he could alright. In fact he made two. One plain (that is what is in the picture) and a fancy one. It is so much easier to ball yarn up. So I love my swifts because it make my life a little easier.

Next up is the metal knitting needles and the crochet hooks (which there are more then pictured) all the way to the right. Those were my Mom's. She almost got rid of them. She had put them in the garage sale pile and I took them. Sorry Mom couldn't let you do that. =) I use to use them. I use circulars needles now to help my hands but I still have her needles and always will. The needles live in a needle wrap I made for them so they are nice and protected. The crochet hooks I still use along with.....

The other set of crochet hooks. They were my Grandmother's. After she passed they were in a box given to me. I was the crafty one after all. I use them too. They have the old hook on the end. It is just a different shape but for some reason I can crochet faster with this style.

I love how when I use my mom's or grandmother's needles or hooks I feel connected. I miss both of them very much. My grandmother has passed away and I do not get to see my mother as much as I would like (no crying mom) but I can connect to them in this small way. I do have my own crochet hooks but I only use them if I do not have the size in the others. Yes I am very sentimental.

Last is the wooden knitting needles. They were a splurge. I love knitting with them. Something about the wood is just so yummy. =) Yeah I know that really doesn't make much sense but other knitters most likely know what I mean.


mom said...

another very nice blog. i miss you and grandma too... tearing up you Mom

Aunty said...

I'm with your mom on this one. miss you all very much


Toni said...

YAY! Knitting AND good memories--doesn't get better than that!

SDQuilter said...

I have a mahogany ball winder, similar to yours, my Grandfather made for my Grandmother that I could never part with. I am in awe of his love everytime I see it. I have hooks and needles from my Grandmother and my Great Aunt Mary. I am addicted to my Addi Turbos, I am collecting on in each size. When you have trouble with your hands, these are perfection.