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Lara Neel - The Journal Gazette
I don't use these much, but they are cute.

Knitting Tools from the Past

I got bit by a wild hare last week and excavated the closet in the spare room.

Maybe I'm the only one that does this, but it seems like, whenever we move, we seem to unofficially designate at least one closet in a "spare" bedroom as kind of a dumping ground. You know, things that aren't quite basement-storage ready or projects that we're really sure we're totally going to finish next week.

I decided I really want that room to be more organized (it's kind of a craft/excercise/get ready in the morning room), and it would be easier to do that if I could, you know, store things in the closet. I know, it's a crazy idea.

One of the things I found in the very back of the closet was a box of knitting needles and tools. When I was sorting them, I found these cool stitch holders. They are plastic and only about 4 inches long. The cool part? They have little ruler markings on them.

A tech editor gave me her business card at TNNA. It has a little 2-inch ruler on the back. I've saved the card in my knitting bag for the usual reason, but also because I can use it to check gauge. It's awesome.

I'm now of the firm belief that anything that goes in your knitting bag that isn't designed to curve should double as a ruler. Just because. That is all. I mean, I can't be expected to carry my Vernier calipers everywhere I go.