A number of you have commented on my long pointy thing.
We have "sail making." Eh, but why so long? Why pointy on both ends?
"Suturing." You would not want to be sutured with this baby, lemme tell you. Perhaps suturing together a dead elephant... Which leads us to "leather needle." Maybe, but still, why so long? Why pointy on both ends?
Our last suggestion is "a rug needle," which might work, but... I dunno.
So, I did a bit of googling around, and found that it probably is a leather needle, but I still don't know why you'd need points on both ends! And you know, if you google something about needles with points on both ends, you end up with knitting stuff! Surprise, surprise.
We'll file this away for future research...
I haven't just been spending my days fretting about long pointy needles, you know. I have actually knitted some stuff, too!
This is the denim yarn. I couldn't resist casting on... even though I have a very muddled idea of how this will all turn out. This is Sleeve #1 (a pattern from the Learn to Knit Afghan Book) and Sleeve #2 will not be identical. That much I know.
Then there will be a hodgepodge of pattern and colour in between the sleeves. Sorta like this -- scroll down to Narvik. Here it is on Ravelry. Of course, I haven't got the same yarn, the same colours, the same gauge, and I think I will knit it in one piece from wrist to wrist.
So, not really like that at all....