Elaine and I took a trip out to Value Village this afternoon. She tapped her foot while I cruised through housewares, and then gladly tried on a bazillion fall jackets before settling on a purple reversible one.
We picked up a few other clothes, schmancy girly jeans (you'll see the pink ones below), some shorts for Arthur....
Then we hit the knitting needle shelf.
This all came in one bag. There were a few more, without the "head" on, and I've just tossed them. (What is the correct term for the knobby bit on the end? The knob, perhaps?)
Luckily knitting needles are really fine decorative objects... none of these has a mate.
And then there was this thing... (click to embiggen, as always)
About a foot long,
with an eye,
and both ends have these triangular points, excellent for piercing innocent fingertips.
Some kind of needle, for sewing really tough stuff -- that point indicates serious business. It's about the diameter of a sock needle, 2.5 or 3 mm.
Elaine, who really knows very little about sewing, said you could make a ruffle with it, piercing all the gathered fabric at once. This, she felt, would explain the great length. Clever idea, but I'm not sold on it.
So, anyone know? Anyone want it??