Points of Interest, 1-19-24

Forgive me if some are duplicates from a prior post – I have no many I’m getting mixed up!

I complimented Karla on this cute pincushion and made the comment that I thought I had one like it in my display case. Yes, she said, I made it for you! Haha! I’ll find it.

Does anyone know what these tools are? They were included in a purchase of knitting needles – from a reader.

18 thoughts on “Points of Interest, 1-19-24

  1. Sharon Lowy

    The red handled tools look like those we used when doing “latch hook” projects.

  2. Diane, Squeak, and Buddy in Central Ohio

    You’re doing fine, Mary. I don’t remember seeing any of these. Is the 2nd goose still ok? I love seeing all of your animals and birds. Our Pileated woodpeckers have been feeding on the suet a lot.
    About 2.5 inches is snow here. Allll schools closed! I had one snow day in Western NY from 1955 to 1968–all 13 years😂

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Diane – no, I forgot to say she also died. Now I have two bodies to dispose of. We usually take them to a drainage ditch where other wildlife can eat them – the circle of life.

      1. Diane and the gang in Central Ohio

        Ahh. Sorry to hear. I do like the circle of life idea, but still sad.

  3. Carol

    i believe the tools you are trying to identify are used for a circular knitting loom. your animals and lovely home WARM my heart! (hugs)

  4. Brenda in Georgia

    Oh, my goodness, what a treasure of beautiful things. It is amazing how we all are attracted to different things to keep and collect and display. Being elderly and not at all computer savvy, I must try to figure out how to get photos from my cell phone to you.

    1. Martha W in WY

      Brenda, make sure you have Mary’s contact information in your contacts. First, go to the gallery on the phone. Pick the photo you want. Then crop it if you want by tapping on “edit”. Then tap “save”. The last step is to share the photo by tapping on the icon that looks like a sideways “V”. Pick how to share it. I hope that helps. By the way, when anyone is asking a question in their comments here, I suggest they mark “Notify me of follow-up comments ” that is below your email space when you post the comment. That way you can see any responses.

      1. brendalynne1

        thank you for sharing your instructions for the sharing info BUT also how to make sure we know if someone supplied an answer to our dilemma.

  5. Sandra Goddard

    Regarding tools the purple one is used with the plastic looms to bring the yarn up and over the top yarn on the peg. The others look like latch hook tools for the printed tapestry in kits to follow the pattern using like 2-3 inch piece of yarn to make the picture. Hope this helps

  6. Linda

    Thank you so much for all the pics of points of interest! I love going through and seeing everyone’s decor.

  7. Dee from Shell Rock

    Sorry about the geese. It’s so hard to lose any of our animals. I lost a horse, deep in my trees. The neighbor said aren’t you going to bury her? Well, I think I don’t want to tear down all my trees to get a loader or something in there, and besides, what happens to those deer you don’t find after you shoot them? Enough said.

  8. Nancy M Norris

    Mary The tools are hooks for making loomed hats with yarn. Its circle of wood with little knobs that the yarn is wound around and then the yarn is pulled over the top row of yarn. I’ve made quite a few that are given to homeless shelters for people who need them in the winter time.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Nancy – thank you for the explanation – I hope the reader sees your answer.

  9. Kim from Wi

    I’m so sorry to hear of the loss of another goose, how heartbreaking. I totally understand the circle of life since I grew up on a farm but it is still sad for you. I have no idea on the tools shown, thank you for the answer from your readers. I loved seeing all those gorgeous plates hung on the wall, the sweet turtle pincushions and all the other homes. Lovely homes indeed.
    My daughter and I made home from NC tonight and we are glad to be home and sleeping in our own bed. I hope to make some orange rolls this weekend and share with our neighbors.

    1. Mary Etherington Post author

      Kim – I, too, am glad you’re home – it’s not safe to travel in this extreme cold. How was the class?

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