My hubby is the best! A while ago, he cut and sharpened some hard wood dowels. Then I molded some Scuply clay on the tops and baked them in a low temperature oven. Next they were painted and varnished. I've used them many times and have made several pair to give to teen girls so they can learn to knit. This scarf will go in January along with other items our church is collecting for the local shelter.