Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Needful Things

So I was about to start weaving in all the loose ends on some fingertipless gloves last night, when I heard a snapping sound and found myself holding half an embroidery needle. Oops. Annoying, as I was hoping to finish those pairs last night already. Oh well, instead I got to work on knitting yet another pair of gloves.

On the bright side that needle really sucked and I now had a really good reason to get a new one. (Well, the suckiness alone would have been reason enough, but I just kept forgetting while it wasn't a pressing issue.) After a quick shopping round this morning, I came home with these babies. Half a dozen sturdy tapestry needles, and it wasn't until I came home that I noticed they're half golden. How shiny!

(By the way, the needle case in the photo is a lovely lovely sewing book by Jenn Maruska Designs. Great work by a great lady, I highly recommend her shop!)

Armed with my fancy new tools I was able to finish up three whole pairs of finger(tip)less gloves. This time it was actually quite fun, who knew new shiny toys could make such a difference. Ah, it's all about the simple pleasures in life.

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