Tuesday, June 16, 2009


Why hasn't anybody made a darning needle that's, maybe, 1.5" long?

(I throw this out into the ether remembering that not long after Karen described her cost-saving technique of using home reno store interlocking sponge floor tiles as a blocking mat, KnitPicks began stocking just such a product.)

Seriously. When was the last time you cut a tail, ran it through the live stitches at the top of a hat or mitt, pulled tight and tacked it just enough to stay put, and then tried it on only to discover you really need an extra row? You might have left enough of a tail to do the job, but -

that darned darning needle. The ones I meet all seem to come in a 2.75" length. And that means you need at least a shade more than 3" of tail - over and above what you need for stitches - to get the job done. And 3" is a lot of stitches when you're down to the wire!

Somebody could make a fortune.


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