Sunday, November 23, 2008

he knows me so well

"I've already checked" said Mr Goldfish

"It's no good for carving. The timber is too old and split for crochet hooks"

broken broom

Not sure if I should be more concerned about my level of excitement when I spotted the broken broom... or the fact the Mr Goldfish knew exactly what I would want it for!

13 comments:

Small Footprints said...

Love how you (and Mr. Goldfish) think!

Take Care!

Small Footprints
http://reducefootprints.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

Isn't it nice to have someone know you so well? Comfy.

Sam said...

Oh, that made me laugh!

I can't imagine how you could use a hook that thick. You'll have to think of something else for the handle. Waste not, want not! :-D

Devi said...

get some linseed oil and soak for a coupla hours or so. wipe off excess and let set in a warm space for a day. then try to carve.... linseed works wonders on old brittle wood. too much and it becomes sticky, don't let excess sit on the surface and don't let it get too cold when soaking.

Karen said...

I definitely want to try to carve a crochet hook and have a piece of Australian bushmint stem for that very purpose. You being in Australia - have you Australian bushmint in your area and have you ever tried carving with it? It is so amazingly fragrant that the thought of having a scented (the comments do not seem to provide underlining or bold type or "scented" would be both) crochet hook gladdens me muchly. If the broom handle is not suitable for carving could you cut slices on the diagonal and make buttons?

Lauria @ Brackenbury Lane said...

:D

Valérie-Ann said...

Maybe you can use it to make something like this: http://babellune.blogspot.com/2008/09/tuto-le-cheval-sur-bton.html

I love crafting with recycling materials, and I love your ideas! Thank you for sharing it with us! :)

laughing purple goldfish said...

small footprints - thanks :)

ashley - it is comfy... and just a little bit scarey, too! I can never sneak anything past him, because he ALWAYS knows what I am up to!

sam - yes... it hasn't been disposed of yet :)

devi - thanks for that tip... worth a try for sure

karen - mmmm... that bush mint sounds divine... I don't know if we have it locally... but I will certainly find out! thanks for the button idea, too

lauria - :)

valerie-ann - thanks for stopping by... I took a look at you link... what an adorable hobby horse! another fab idea

whatsonox said...

Broomstick crochet!!
(also known as broomstick lace and jiffy lace (or so the internet tells me))

I did it once when I was a teenager (a very long time ago) and all I can remember was it was easier than the instructions made it seem on first reading and it made a lot of fabric VERY fast.

I had a quick look and the best instructions I could find were these:
http://www.crochetcabana.com/specialty/broomstick_lace_jiffy_lace_.htm

cats-rockin-crochet said...

Oh Purple, save it for me! I can always ride it! LOL.
Looks like our friend sherryknit is feeling better, she is out blogging both of us!
http://fortheloveofyarn-blog.blogspot.com/

Valérie-Ann said...

Thank you!

LisaB said...

My hubby doesn't always know what I am thinking (well, most of the time) but he takes me to places to indulge in my love of this type of craft. That means alot.

laughing purple goldfish said...

whatsonox - I have never heard of broomstick lace before... so thank you very very much for the link! something NEW to experiment with... wonderful! thanks :)

cat - lol! wonderful to see sherry on the improve, too :)

valerie-ann - you're welcome

lisab - you're right... it does mean a lot... he sounds fabulous... indulging is a wonderful thing :)