Tuesday, July 02, 2013
Friday, May 10, 2013
Wednesday, January 09, 2013
We've had a week of hideously hot weather. Over 33 degrees Celcius, most days much higher.
The absolute best part of knitting in public on really hot days?
Being able to answer the incredulous stares and comments by slowly smiling, peering over the top of my glasses and in a deadpan voice, saying
Monday, December 17, 2012
The stationery section of any shop is always worth checking out.
The local $2 shop (Hot Dollar, Woden Plaza) had a packet of 5 pencil grips and umpty ump pencil topper rubbers for ... wait for it ... $2.
The supermarket stopped carrying the pencil grips I've been using for a couple of years so I was very pleased to see these.
Not for use with pencils, obviously, but for knitting.
While this solution doesn't protect the needle tips, it does prevent stitch slippage. These work well on 2.25mm and larger needles. They will stay on the 2mm needles, but not as securely. That's ok, most of the socks I knit are on 2.25mm needles anyway.
The pencil toppers might work as point protectors on larger straights, or perhaps I could join two together with a length of elastic for a combo dpn point protector/stitch holder. Hmm - will get back to you on that.