International Goodies

Posted by on August 1, 2012 in Events | 13 comments

The world is an amazing place, and I love it when it all comes together on my kitchen table.

Today I got this in the post!

Some seriously bigass knitting needles, ordered and sent to me from Israel. I got 10 of these lovely shiny reels of different coloured thread, which arrived to me from India, rather exotically packed in a cloth envelope which was sewn by hand at the end. (I love that).

Also on my table was, a funky piece of Rimu – a native tree of New Zealand which produces wonderful rich reddish hard wood (and my Aura is made of out it!) that my mum sent me and I am using as a coffee cup coaster. Bamboo Merino blend roving from World of Wool in the UK, some USA origin Root Beer, my Kuala Lumper Starbucks coffee cup, and a plastic shopping bag from the Naturalis Museum here in Holland.

It suddenly struck me how all this stuff from so many places was so casually sitting here together on my very own kitchen table!. I am not sure what to think of this, only that I AM thinking of this XD

I am also thinking that I cant wait to start using my needles but I dont want to raid my Etsy shop Stock to do it and I am eyeing all that roving I dyed today somewhat more greedily than I should be, it was all earmarked for shop stock and a custom order (Deidre, its possible I might steal your yarn before its even spun!). Its so easy to get sidetracked from the original goal sometimes isnt it?!

So, two things – is it insane that we have these casual collections of global items in our immediate environment? Or is it a wonderful thing that the world is so interdependant and we can experience so much of it like this in our modern lives?


What am I going to make with these amazing needles??


  1. Hi! Where can I get a set of needle that size?

    I was just about to start sharpening the ends of two broomsticks to knit some very very big yarn that I have but these would be much better than me trying to sharpen some sticks in the garage using my husband “sacred” tools! And a lot less dangerous, I might add! πŸ™‚


    • Theyre great aren’t they! I got them from an Etsy seller: I dont know if that was her only set, but you could always contact her and ask. She shipped fast and they were a really good price. Got to be better than broomsticks!

      • Thanks for the link. I will check it out.

  2. Awesome needles! I can’t wait to see what you make with them! And I loved looking at the goodies on your kitchen table as well. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I think it’s fantastic how our generation has contacts all over the world and art/items can be shared so easily! Hurray for the internet! πŸ˜€ Man, that are some bigass needles indeed! Love the roving! xxx

    • yup, I reckon I could just about knit that roving just as it is with these needles! πŸ˜€

  4. Your kitchen table looked more international than the Olympics! πŸ˜‰
    That cloth envelope is adorable.

  5. It is cool what ends up from all over the world in one household! And noooooo!!! I need my yarn! I need my fix, don’t you toy with me woman! πŸ˜›

    • mwahahaha!!!

      • Grmbl! πŸ˜›

  6. Where did you order that thread from!!! It’s gorgeous and I need it!!

    • I just found it on Ebay! I will try and find the seller for you, there are ten different colours and they are all gorgeous, and they had different sets of colours too, it was so hard to choose! But I loved how it came in the fabric envelope especially πŸ™‚ Ok found it – look for hello123india (seller) on Ebay. They were fast too. Let me know if you get some!

      • Thank you!!! I went straight there and ordered some; can’t wait for it to get here! BTW, your roving is gorgeous!

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