Saturday, 20 April 2013

Knitting Needles That Jingle, Jangle, Bangle

If you want to signal your fetish for love of knitting to the world in some other way than actually knitting, and don't think you want to go as far as getting a knitting tattoo, you might try making yourself a knitting needle bracelet. Time for Tea offers an excellent tutorial on how it's done. And I must admit that if you've got a suitably interesting mateless plastic or metal knitting needle sitting around that you never use because you care about having your 4mm needles match each other visually, turning it into a rather fun and funky bracelet isn't a bad way to make use of it.

That's my rational reaction. My visceral reaction is something similar to that engendered when I see crafts made from "extra" books. There's no such thing as extra knitting needles or books. What's next, eating our young?!

1 comment:

  1. I assure you that if you saw Knitting Needle Alley in the Knitting & Crochet Guild store, you would understand that there can be such a thing as too many knitting needles. A colleague has been making shawl pins out of the vintage pastel-coloured metal needles that we have (only the odd ones). The amazing thing is that you can sell a shawl pin made from one odd (and possibly already bent) needle for more than a pair of matched straight ones. Which is all wrong.