I’ve probably mentioned the fact that I’m embarking an a mission project to benefit a girls’ orphanage in Belize. My major funding will come from the sale of my “Knitsticks,” which are funky knitting needles made from used drumsticks. This has been the most incredible journey, I must say. I’ve had donations of used, beaten up sticks from local drummers as well as a nice donation of “untipped seconds” from a big stick manufacturer in MA. Turning them into knitting needles has been a learning process, and I’m still perfecting the technique.
With that said, I finally had a set ready to try out last weekend. These sticks were given to me by Gary, one of the drummers in my church’s worship band. These sticks had so many bruises and dings and it took a while but I finally got them smooth.
I used some Paton’s SWS yarn to test them with because this yarn is sooooooooooo fibrous and would be most likely to catch on anything. Man! The yarn flows smoothly off these sticks and I’m soooooo psyched!:woot:
So, here’s the “Drumstick Scarf” in progress. A simple 7 stitch CO, 4 rows K, then 1 row where I did a YO and then dropped the YO on the next row.
I’ve discovered that I think the sticks need to be shorter (they’re 14 inches right now). Also, I had these awesome glass “cymbals” on the ends but that didn’t work either. I think I’m going to attached a couple of little dangles to each stick, just for fun, and call it done. I’ve obsessed enough!
The sizing is around a 17 for these sticks but it isn’t exact, so these sticks would be used when you needed a big needle but don’t necessarily have to worry about gauge.
Any thoughts or advice on how short you think I should make these? 10", 12"?
Gosh, I’m babbling…:waving: