Monday, February 25, 2008

Stitch-Stirrers: Tools of the Trade

The latest prompt from Stitch-Stirrers:

Hooks, yarn needles, and stitch markers are all common tools of the trade, but are there any other things you use with your crochet that might not be so common?

Ha. Hahahahahahahaa.

Sure, I have crochet tools. I just rarely have any idea where they are. I'm notorious for saying in a really pitiful voice, "Does anyone have any scissors I can borrow? And a tape measure?" The only reason I manage to keep track of my hooks is I carry them all in my purse. Which can get me some pretty funny looks.

But what's really entertaining is when I start improvising. Like the time a few months ago when I was at a Stitch 'n Bitch at a bar and grill and I cut through a piece of yarn with a butter knife. Don't try this at home, kids.


Alenna said...

I have been known to use nail clippers to cut my yarn. Then it was pointed out to me that there were scissors already on the table and that's why everyone else at Knitch was looking at me funny. Hey, they cut, so who cares?

Carpenoctem said...

Hey! Nice blog. By the way, I just added the basic pattern for the bottle carrier from the bento box set. Enjoy.

Oiyi said...

Hehehe...I am so disorganized with my knitting and crochet tools. I am always digging through crap to find things.

katerina said...

haahaa! that image made me laugh - mostly because it's totally a thing I would try to do - most often after I've tried my teeth! (What use a tool that was meant for cutting? but why?)

Re said...

In a desperate moment I once sawed through my yarn with the edge of my house key.