The last couple of weeks I've been lost. Lost in parallel worlds. Absorbed in dangerous adventures, enthralled in magical forests and buried in good smelling sheets of paper.
Yes, I've been reading. Really lost-for-the-world reading. Cooking & reading. Brushing teeth & reading. Wishing knitting & reading (and perhaps driving & reading) was possible!
Well, my bad conscience brought me back to this world. And great gifts from my mom.
But the knitting needles was just for me. Handmade knitting needles! Made from the brown core of a branch of a laburnum tree (guldregn). If you're the lucky owner of such a tree (or know somebody that are) now is the time to cut a branch or two, before spring makes the the sap rise.
Just carve off the bark and outer wood till you reach the darker wood (the outer wood is yellow, so you won't be in doubt). Make points and some sort of rounded ends. Smooth and polish with sandpaper.
My mom calls them dogma knitting needles. Says they're meant for knitting with unwashed, unspun wool! Well, I don't know about that, but I sure love these knitting needles!
I would also love some suggestions considering the yarn and what to knit. I'd love to make a vest for S, but I need some inspiration and/or a great knitting pattern for handmade yarn.