Day Six: A Tool To Covet
Write about your favorite knitting or crochet (or spinning, etc) tool. It can either be a tool directly involved in your craft (knitting needles or crochet hook) or something that makes your craft more pleasurable – be it a special lamp, or stitch markers.
I love finding just the right tool! When I started crocheting I had one hook. I still have it actually. It's purple sparkly plastic with a big heart on the end. I don't know what size it is since I still don't have a hook gauge, but I think it's maybe a US K or L. I've made lots of great projects with that beauty and even though I haven't used it in ages it's handy with all the others just in case I feel nostalgic.
So what tool is the one I can't live without? My all time favorite, go to item? I don't have one. I have several. Because I always have several projects going and different tasks require different tools. So I decided to show you my stand bys. For crocheting I prefer a plain old metal Boye hooks. I have them in lots of sizes and I like the shape of the head. I've tried wood, plastic, bamboo and other brands of metal but the Boye is the one I always come back to. For thread I have a steel size 4 with a bamboo handle that I simply adore. I'd like to get more, but until I do I wrap the steel handles with yarn to make them more comfortable.
Even though I just started knitting I was lucky enough to be given a huge selection of straight and double pointed needles. I haven't used any enough to have real favorites, but I do like the small straights for small work. I have quite a few old plastic double pointed needles that are so stiff they're near impossible to use. I know a set of interchangeables are in my future as soon as the budget allows! Speaking of budget, the sets of dpn's have the prices stamped on the outside of the plastic sleeves that hold them. They range from 45 cents to 65 cents!! What a deal! I wonder what year they're from? Speaking of deals, I found a terrific bargain at the local discount store on the scissors. I couldn't resist the classic stork and the forged design to add to my collection!
Getting new tools is always fun, but right now I am obsessed with stitch markers! Last year my husband and I started fiddling with the idea of making them to sell. I went ahead and set up an Etsy account for Crochet Nirvana / Nirvana Designs but we haven't opened our doors yet. I wanted to make sure that we had enough
We don't have a date yet for our grand opening, but we're on our way! I don't expect that we'll be retiring early from the proceeds, but who knows?? Everyone has to start somewhere!
Thanks so much for stopping by and spending a bit of your day with me. If you want to read more about the tools of the trade, enter 4KCBWDAY6 into a search engine of your choice or click here. I can hardly believe that Blog Week is almost over! Please be sure to visit me tomorrow for the final post.
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