They were designed by Melissa, a knitter who kindly extended her friendship when I was new to San Diego and didn't know a soul. Knitters are like that. Since I gave up my corporate job and lifestyle, all of my friendships have developed through a common interest in making art.
Melissa moved away, but we've kept an eye on each others career developments, so I had a look at her endeavor called 'Krafti-kits' and was immediately enamored with Florentina.
The yarn is a beautiful hand-dyed fingering wool from PicoAccuardi Dyeworks. I chose the grey pink color. The kit arrived nicely packaged and included the size 5 wooden double pointed needles required. I tried using them, as I do love small wooden needles, but.... I'm uncomfortable with all those pointy ends, and I changed to using 2 size 2 circular needles instead. I'm so happy I had them on hand so I could persist in my impulsive need to begin knitting these.
Thanks Melissa, I'm happily knitting
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