"But, really, why does anyone create? You feel a... a restlessness inside, a need to make something new, something no one has ever seen before. You want to add to the beauty and the richness of the world with a gift, an offering that is uniquely yours. It's an act of selfishness and generosity, all rolled into one."
-- Bruce Coville, The Last Hunt
Monday, August 16, 2010
This was the first David Reed Smith shuttle I ever got, and it has been my favorite shuttle for ten years. The wood is padouk, and I find that it has just the right degree of flexibility in the tips. Then last night when I was making a join, this happened:
But, hey, ten years of faithful service is not bad, and I do live in a climate that makes wood brittle. I was able to finish the edging using a crochet hook for the rest of the joins with this shuttle. Then I went to David's web site and ordered a new shuttle just like it, as well as a purpleheart shuttle. So I guess it's not a complete tragedy.