Friday, February 14, 2014

Copper Shawl Pin

Since I knit so many little shawls and scarves and the like. I really would like to have - or make - a simple pin to hold them closed.
It's more complicated than it appears at first - the pin has to be sturdy enough to be useful but not heavy and should be easy to put on and take off. Plus, it would be nice if it didn't cost an arm and a leg, as they say…. not literally - but let's face it, the pin is likely to get mislaid, lost or stolen.

I was so delighted to find this little pictorial tutorial by Liz Corke on this page :

But where to get copper wire??

The local hardware store in Ballymahon - Diffleys ?
 I asked for a "length of copper wire" - Mr Diffley thought for a moment (and, after I'd explained that the length in question was about my arm span) he unrolled such a length  - of copper cable and proceeded to strip off its outer two plastic layers - with a very good rest!

So I followed Liz's directions - well, roughly as I don't have the jewelry things ets - but I got quite a nice little functional shawl pin - very good for a first effort I think:

I like this - yes …I really like this .... thanks Liz and Diffleys


1 comment:

Bernard said...

It's lovely, Catherine!