Nostepinnes and Darning eggs…
I’ve linked here from my original “other blog”; the blog that I like to “remember” as part of our past in New Orleans, : www.islandgirla.blogspot.com
Since we have followers from there that have scooted over to here, I am updating our link to items we have created using our experience and loss in New Orleans with Hurricane Katrina.
When we moved, we were lucky enough to crate our wood specimens and bring them with us. We are still creating items from that stash…and have added many creations with items found here in our new-old home, Hawaii.
We had learned to spin and knit and turn wood while evacuated for a year with the Coast Guard during and after Hurricane Katrina. When we returned to the area, we found a way to selvage some of history and incorporate it into our new found love of wool and spinning. That entire story is on my ‘other blog’, at this link: http://hurricanekatrinaislandgirlablog.blogspot.com/ …
And now, without further ado,
Here you will find our photo sets with items still available:
There are nostepinnes for spinning, knitting, crochet…helpful with “yarn parking” (see my ‘other blog’ for info.) and there are knitting stitch markers. These are items that we created while being displaced and returned to a barren area of the New Orleans area. We still pick up these creations and supplies and regularly add to them. Each time we create something to add to this collection, we travel back through our experiences that changed our lives profoundly.
If you are interested in any items shown, email me at
or leave a comment here with your email address and I will answer your inquiry.
alicia in Hawaii