Skein Passion

Luscious 'fioro' hand died merino-silk yarn skeins from The Yarn Bowl in the shades sepia rose, abalone and plum purple As Valentines day approaches sprinklings of pink hearts and cutesy romance sayings start popping up all over the place. Yarn sales are overflowing with red and pink colourways and patterns are dotted with love knots.  But I want to talk about Passion. That deep intense desire you experience when you touch that divine squishy yarn skein, you know the one I'm talking about, that skein that makes your heart sing. It's a magic colour, squishing it is like touching a cloud with the lustre of angels. The yarn of your dreams. Where were you when you had that experience the first time? In a specialty yarn store looking at the silk-alpaca blends? I'm willing to bet it wasn't, more likely it was at the discount store passing the bargain aisle and this little ball of fluff caught your eye and you sighed and squished it and wished you had the skill to turn

Bone Crochet Hook

Bone crochet hook

This crochet hook is my latest find and treasure.

bone crochet hook end

I am assuming it is quite old, possibly Victorian but I honestly couldn't say for sure.

bone crochet hook detail

I believe the hook to be crafted from bone, again I couldn't be sure.

bone crochet hook

The workman ship is fine and the polish is perfect.

bone crochet hook markings

This crochet hook feels as though it were used a great deal and was probably some ladies prized tool.

bone crochet hook back

It is just lovely and I am thrilled to add it to my collection. I can't wait to use it!