Jul 29 2010
Being in the city for a bit it provides an excellent opportunity for making things that I need, but usually postpone in favour of other things.
With three new needles my needle case is now full. The smallest one is of ideal size in my opinion, the two others are acceptable.
The two hooks are made from toe bone of roe deer. Not the regular, main toe bones, but some others, which are smaller. This size will catch even the small trout which is the most common back home. My hand is there for size reference.
We were out picking some wild strawberries the other day. The ones we didn’t eat on the spot we threaded on grass straws. A quick method for carrying them when you don’t have a container. My kids are here proudly displaying one of these straws.
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