You will notice yet another change with my blog - it's a work in progress. I'm not at all sure that I'm liking the current change, but we'll see.
The picture today is of the gift I gave to a friend who loves to knit. She has a gorgeous shawl she wears over her winter coat and was lamenting one day that she didn't have a shawl pin to hold it in place. 'Aha', said I, and began a search for one. Well, this town didn't haven't a CLUE what I was talking about. I was met with total blank stares. Obviously my quest was going to be a fruitless one. Hmmm. So to the internet I went, hoping that I could order one for delivery in time for Christmas. Nope.
I made her one!
My stash yielded up some copper wire which I bent somewhat into the shape I wanted. Then I hammered it flat (making my husband come running wondering what on earth I was doing). A quick dip in a warm water/lemon juice/salt bath made it all shiny again, and voila - a one-of-a-kind shawl pin. The colour in this picture just doesn't do it justice.
Do you think I should take up business??