We had strong storms come through a couple of days ago that dropped a couple of small branches from our maple and oak trees. For whatever reason, this gave me a wild hair. I “kiln” dried some sticks in the oven, and carved a couple of crochet hooks. One is maple, the other is oak. I used small files and sandpaper, and finished them by burnishing beeswax into them with cotton canvas scraps.
They are lovely!
These look great and I’ll bet they will be a joy to use. They have soul.
They look great!
It’s so great when someone follows the unexpected crafty path all the way through. These look so cool and I bet your projects made with them will have a bit of extra magic to them.
Wow! Beautiful work.
How very, very cool! You know those Memes that say that crochet is a post apocalyptic life skill? You just took that to the next level!
Thanks, everyone! I’d never really carved wood before, though these are fairly simple. I did used to be a goldsmith, and in fact the tools are from then, so fortunately I already had the filing skills. Otherwise i think it might have felt more cumbersome than it was. The littler maple one only took me about half an hour.
These are lovely!
(and now is the part when I write “I do not need another random project,” on the chalkboard 100 times…)
Yeah, my whole life is another random project. I REALLY enjoyed making these, though, and will probably make another few. My acquisition of new hobbies must be limited to things I can do with what I already have on hand. I’ve vowed not to buy more tools, and without the right tools, not to try a new thing. However. I have a shocking assortment of bits and pieces, so somehow finding new hobbies that only use what I already have is entirely too easy.
Oh wow, that’s awesome!
That is so cool!
Wow! That is so cool! I hope they work good if/when you use them!
Super cool project!
Every time I look on this site I’m inspired by something new!
Neato! I love them.
Whoa! Way cool! They are so pretty.
Well, lookie here! Your awesome craft is one of this week’s Featured Projects!
Wow! That’s crazy that you actually made these. They are amazing!