I really enjoy knitting, especially cute critters like this one, and not having to stress about how many rows I've knit makes the process that much more enjoyable.
I have all sorts of vintage tools in my craft arsenal, many of which were never intended to be used the way I use them now- LOL. I do find that many of those vintage items work a lot better than some of the tools you purchase today. Back then, things were built to last! I think Gramma has had this Handy Counter since the '70s, and she used it all the time, yet it's still in perfect working order. I have tools I bought a year ago that are already broken. Sorta makes you wonder what ever happen to quality craftsmanship. I know when I make an item I make it as durable as possible. This kangaroo, for example, is knit with a very tight stitch using high quality yarn and is sewn together very securely and stuffed with soft non-bunching fiberfil. I want my sculptures, stuffed animals, jewelry, and home decor to be around for years to come!
So if you come across a vintage item and are thinking of getting rid of it, give a second look and see if you can't find a use for it ;)
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~Michelle of CreativeCritters
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