Sunday, April 20, 2008

The kindness of (almost) strangers

Last week, there was a discussion on Ravelry about making bangles out of vintage plastic knitting sticks - which inspired much heating of knitting needles and bending them around jars by Zephyrama (and then Rachael)! I suggested to Zeph that she should sell them and that I (of course) would take one in red!

Lovely Zeph offered to send me one for free! A few days later, these arrived in the mail:
Accompanied by this - a rose red knitting/tote bag (which I've already used!).How cool are these bangles! I love them! I've worn them every day since I got them (one of my work colleagues thought they were circular knitting needles but couldn't figure out how you would knit with them!!)

I've said it before, and I'm sure I will say it again, knitters are the best people!

20 comments:

kim said...

Those are so cool! I love them. And the bag could not be more perfect for you. Talk about the kindness of knitting strangers... I think you know all about that!

Michelle said...

I've been admiring those bracelets on Thornberry's site too. They look lovely on you, and of course the red is just perfect.

amy said...

How absolutely clever!

Michele said...

those are amazing!

Bells said...

So great! So red! So you!

TinkingBell said...

Oh lovely! Zeph really is the best! and the bag! Just lovely!

Alwen said...

Now that's an idea. I wonder what else can be made out of them. I have a couple of pair that I bought in bunches at the thrift store.

2paw said...

I have been seeing these bracelets everywhere, so you are very cool and trendy!! Lovely 'Rose-y' bag too!!

Georgie said...

Ultra cool! Very you! And lucky you too - knitters are the ace-est people!

Sarah said...

Aren't they just - those are really fab bangles

lilypily said...

Oh! Way cool. :o)

Em said...

What an awesome idea for bracelets! And what fun to baffle the co-workers just a little.

Donna Lee said...

They are great. What a good use for plastic needles. Now if they see a rise in sales, the mfg will wonder why. Are knitters all switching to plastic needles? No. They are WEARING plastic needles.

Diana said...

I tell ya, you have been one lucky recipient of 'red things'!
I'll have to go through my needles and see if I have any of those!

Lynne said...

A very clever idea - it's true that sometimes the simplest ideas are the best!

MadMad said...

OH, those are lovely! How nice of her!

Snoozen said...

They are great and look really fun on the model as well!

amanda j said...

I was following that thread and made some bracelets almost exactly the same! Do you think op shops are about to have a run on old needles? Very cool gift!

Ann said...

The bangles are lovely. I have some of these old knitting needles too & maybe I should make some.

Jejune said...

The Australian jeweller Liana Kabel has been making those bracelets for ages, too - I have a red one which I love.