Sunday, 30 August 2015

Wow what a day

My husband and I sat down and worked together in the lounge room. What we were doing, it took forever, was to sort out my mums knitting needles....
This is what we started with....



What a mess.


But after a few hours this is what we got.



A lot went in the bin, a lot didn't have partners but there were a lot that matched....
After getting 2 complete sets for myself and a few spare of different lengths this is what was left....
OLD SIZE....      MM......   QTY....
13                 2.25.            1
12.                2.75.           14
11.                3.00            12
10                 3.25.          35
9.                   3.75.          23
8.                   4.00           28
7.                  4.50            28
6.                  5.00              9
5.                  5.50            18
4.                   6.00           17
3.                   6.50             7
2.                   7.00       ........
1.                   7.50           12
0.                   8.00             5
00.                 9.00             1
000.               10.00            4


Look how many sets there are.
234 sets after I have taken out some for me.
WOW.....

Now I will be making up quilted rolls to put them into sets. I will then be giving them to the community centre where mum was helping out. She was on the committee and also teaching a group to knit. I'm sure they will appreciate it....

That will be another post though..


11 comments:

  1. OMG...........how could she possibly have that many needles..........woops guess she was addicted to it like I am to quilting..............sounds like you have a good plan to use them up...........

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  2. OMG...........how could she possibly have that many needles..........woops guess she was addicted to it like I am to quilting..............sounds like you have a good plan to use them up...........

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  3. Hi Jo i can relate my mum was the same and i just donated them all to the CWA,they were doing the same teaching school children to knit,you did well sorting them i just handed mum's lot in,lol,enjoy your evening my friend xx

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  4. Oh my God! How many needles! This is incredible! It is the world's largest collection. You can go for the Guinness Book!
    Hugs!
    Egléa

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  5. OMG what a collection of needles..... Great your hubby and you sorted them out sew they can be used...

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  6. What a large collection of knitting needles! I bet you're glad that job is over now.

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  7. Oh Jo I did have to have a little giggle...boy she did love knitting. Bless you and hubby for sorting them all out, big job, and know to pass them on to be used again is really kind of you. xx

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  8. Oh wow! That looks like quite an undertaking. Sounds like you have a good plan for those extras.

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  9. Wow! So many needles. She definitely enjoyed to knit and collect knitting needles. I'm sure they will be appreciated at the community center.

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