Here are my hand crafted needles. I bought two 2inch by 48 inch dowels, and handed them over to one of the maintenance guys at work. He cut, lathed, sanded and varnished them, with nothing more than a picture I showed him. They ended up being about 34 inches long, and not a snaggly, catchy bit on them. Perfection!
Here is the ball of merino roving I began with. I did split the entire length in half, to get more yardage, as I wanted a bigger blanket.
Figuring things out.took a few tries, but finally got what I wanted.
A terrible pic, but it was a snowy evening, and I was nearly asleep. I can cover up under this thing and be tasty warm! Love it, and will be ordering more giant wool as soon as I can!