Thank goodness for muscle memory (originally published February 2021)
Today I did something I haven’t done in several years. I sat down down with pliers and wire.
This was a big deal for me. And I had some anxiety about it. Would I be able to pick back up, if not where I left off, then somewhere close by. Thankfully, there is this thing called muscle memory. While I was a little hesitant at first. Once my hands recognized what was happening, the left hemisphere of my brain took a nap and I was off to the races.
My goal for today was to begin experimenting with two older designs to see if I could come up with a lighter shawl pin, one more in keeping with the lace weight yarn that will be featured in the upcoming accessory line. And I think I’m on to something promising.
Bronze wire is harder than copper or silver, even when in a dead soft state. So I decided to try 18g and 20g wire, in two different stitch configurations. I was very pleased with how the 20g wire worked out. The pin front is less than half an ounce (that’s as small as my kitchen scale goes).
Anyway, here's a pic of something I made today. I'm so pleased I could bust!