Thursday, May 24, 2007

A First Time For Everything

Like most of us, I appreciate fine craftsmanship and design - especially of those things that are born out of a passion for creative excellence. Thanks to Anne, I am reminded once again that useful can also mean quite beautiful. Witness these circular needles (now available down to size 2 US), made to order by Jenkins Woodworking:

Jenkins Circular Needles
(Top, left: Pink Ivory, size 8 US. Bottom, right: Bloodwood, size 6 US)

They've only just arrived so I've yet to introduce them to yarn. There's a small matter of a pair of socks and a shawl to complete before these babies are pressed into service. Until I do, I am content to marvel at the perfect shaping of the business ends with their smooth joins and pliable cables; to feel the slender, exotic hardwoods of these, the first ever needles made just for me!

"May the work of your hands bring joy" - Ed and Wanda Jenkins

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Blogger Karen said...

Oooooh! Those are beautiful!

5/24/2007 07:10:00 PM  
Blogger sweetfigs said...

What a treat!

5/25/2007 06:06:00 AM  
Blogger Angie said...

Ooohhh beautiful. I shall have to acquire some. Still working on a certain Chevron (in between other things) :)

5/25/2007 07:36:00 AM  
Blogger Leslie said...

Wow, those are beautiful. I bet they'll be wonderful to knit with!

5/25/2007 08:44:00 AM  
Blogger Opal said...

Those are some kind of gorgeous needles!

5/25/2007 04:07:00 PM  
Blogger lv2knit said...

Too pretty to use -- wear them as a necklace!

5/25/2007 06:01:00 PM  
Blogger Marisol said...

Wow these are gorgeous! I am going to have to place an order for a pair to make my Iccarus shawl!

5/25/2007 09:43:00 PM  
Blogger WandaWoman said...

Those are some pretty needles. Beautiful.

5/25/2007 09:49:00 PM  
Blogger Debi said...

Wow! Just WOW!

I cannot believe you're very sweet "alert" this afternoon, you crack me up!

5/26/2007 12:31:00 AM  
Anonymous KarenJoSeattle said...

Beautiful needles. I love good woodworking.

So that make two needle sources you've turned me on to in two days. Good thing I like to have lots of needle choices at hand.

5/26/2007 01:34:00 AM  

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