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!


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