We've been pretty busy over the summer months going to festivals and sorting out the truck, so not much crafty work has gone on. Yesterday however, I was rather bored and decided I wanted to do something. I've been thinking about crocheting a large rag run, but the largest hook I have is only 12mm. I wanted something larger. After rummaging around in the shed, I found something suitable. I think it may be a piece of coppiced hazel, but it was reasonably straight and I decided it would do. So after sawing off a piece, I got to work with my whittling knife, some sandpaper and wax. A couple of hours later, I had my hook. Here are a couple of photos of it with a normal 4mm one, just so you can appreciate how big it actually is.
I shall be making more of these over the winter months, hopefully someone will want to buy one.
I also intent to make some even bigger and maybe some extra large knitting needles too. I think they would look great as decorations when the new knitting tent is up and running.