Wednesday, August 3

The Other Beautiful Things...

I'll be the first to admit it- I don't like cheap yarn. You know the stuff- feels like plastic, squeaks on your needles, made out of acrylic, nylon, prlypropylene and polyester. If I were forced to make a decision between buying a skein of 'plastic' or walking out of a yarn store empty handed- my chequing account would be safe for another day!

But this post is not about yarn-it's about the other tool necessary for knitting NEEDLES! There are so many needles in so many shapes, sizes and materials out there. I used to think picking out luxiourious yarn was a hard decision- but I hadn't tried to pick out the perfect needles yet. Double pointed, 12' straight, 8' straight, swing needles, circular, steel, bamboo, aluminum, ivory, plastic, wood, round, square, and of course every knitter needs a crochet hook. 

Today I came across this photo. The compilation took the needle, in all it's practicality and turned it into something beautiful- something as lovely even as the yarn it helps us sculpts into garments. 



I cannot take credit for the compilation or photos. LHDUMES (flickr id) created the collage with flickr toys, and the photos were taken by the following knitters...




2 comments:

*Michelle* said...

This is a beautiful collection! I would love it if you would post it to my Knitterbugs Unite! flickr group. :)

*Michelle* said...

Haha. Should read the post, first, right? :) I found it & invited it! thanks.