Anyhow, I was happy with these lovely mohair balls of wool, in tonal blue shades. My knitting skills are remedial to say the least, but I'll be happy making pompoms in these colours, maybe for another poncho or a wreath.
I did a happy dance at finding these wooden knitting needles too. I know, I know, I said I can't knit, but I have a bit of a thing for old wooden needles and always seek them out. I find them things of beauty and have a huge vase of them on display. I love to think of the hands that have worked them and all the precious garments that have been made with them.
You generally have to ask for knitting needles in second-hand shops. They're oft hidden under the counter like some kind of charity shop p orn.
Finally, I picked up this great DK kid's needlecraft book. I say 'kid's', but I think it's about my level in the knitting department so maybe I can graduate beyond pom-poms after all.
Is there anything so smug as the face of a tween knitter? I think not.
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