Monday, January 28, 2013

Tapestry needle? Psh...

I don't have all those fancy materials. I just don't. I don't have a tapestry needle to weave in ends. I've been using one of those cheap plastic ones with the little ball on the end that comes with sewing kits for kids who are 5 years old. And it's worked fine--after all, I've been knitting with worsted weight yarn. And then I decided that I would knit some glittens with fingering weight. It's not annoying--until stitches have to be slipped on hold, until the ends have to weaved in...until the yarn has to go somewhere other than a knitting needle. So I devised my own tapestry needle. It's called a piece of wire folded in half. Unfortunately, it often splits the yarn, or each end of the wire goes somewhere different and I end up breaking a ply--or, I almost do. Then I pull the "needle" back out and try fifty more times to weave in my ends nicely... But is it worth a couple of dollars? You sure bet. I like being resourceful. Yes, I know, I just ranted about how unwieldy my "tapestry needle" is. But hey... desperate times call for desperate measures. I translate that as, If you don't have the tools, make some tools. Resourcefulness at its finest ;)

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