Friday, March 26, 2010

More Treasures

Check out all the cool old stuff I snagged in Arizona:

These are all from my Great Grandmother's tool collection. Vintage knitting needles, sewing needles, crochet hooks and that button hook I got my dad to give me (it's sterling silver).  The knitting needles have been worn down so much that the tips have dulled and now they are hard to use.  I can't decide if I want to file the ends back into a point or leave them as they are.

The Crochet hooks are so tiny--one of them is definitely less than 1mm, which is the smallest I've ever seen; and they all have metal caps that protect them, which is ingenious.

And I got my dad to give me the button hook--saved from certain destruction!

And while on the subject of collections, I'll show and tell the carded vintage buttons I also snagged while in Arizona.  I'm going to have a hard time removing them from the cards, but I do think I will have to complete this project someday soon. You can click on the image to make it extra huge, if you want to look more closely.


  1. so so pretty...creasing up with jealousy... old knitting needles just so something to me. How odd that sounds!

  2. The crochet hooks are amazing and they look close to the one I got from my grandma. I love to use it with thin yarn, there's no better hook I've ever used.

  3. I just found one of those things that you have pictured, that is dead center. Found it in my deceased mother in law's sewing items, I still do not know what it was used for. It has no hole at the end. Can you give me the name of it and how I can try and find out from there? Thanks.

  4. Hi Scorro,

    I think it's just an awl? used for poking holes in leather and any other thing that would need a hole!

    Hope that helps!