12 June, 2009
Spanish Peacock nalbinding needles
These are bone needles made by Mike King of the Spanish Peacock.
I like the texture even better than wood, and way better than plastic. And I don't mean that in a "oh, evil plastic, think of the poor birds dying of malnutrition on Midway Island with their stomachs full of little plastic fragments they scooped up on the waves instead of food" sort of way.
No, the surface of these needles is really that good, independent of other considerations. I pulled out the small needle (and a sewing needle too) to show someone next to me at Maryland Sheep and Wool as we waited for Judith MacKenzie MacCuin's talk, and people around us were like, ooh, let us see!