Some time ago, a friend who knows I knit gave me her late mother’s knitting needles. The needles were in a box along with a few other, presumably craft-related items. There is an old wooden-handled pattern tracing wheel, a French Ivory-handled button hook, some bodkins and sail-maker’s and glover’s needles — those things I could identify. The “Pic-Pic Needles” luckily came with instructions (they are for needlepunch embroidery), so no mystery there.
The items in the photo, however, have me baffled. Well, I think the wooden thing in the bottom right of the picture must be a sort of darning egg. It’s made in Belgium according to the stamp, and a size 3.
What is the long latchet-hook for? The hook itself is quite fine, like that of a knitting machine needle. The two-eyed item in the top centre of the photo is three inches long, and the eyes don’t lie quite flat; one is slightly angled in relation to the other. The two cone-shaped things show two sides of the same thing (and I have 11 of them!). Are they for making some sort of fabric eding? Why would one need 11 of them?
I’d be grateful for any ideas about what these things are….