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Inis
04-24-2007, 11:29 PM
http://i177.photobucket.com/albums/w206/inislovely/smallpicture.jpg

I think they're stitch holders, but I could be wrong.

They were in a box of knitting stuff I got at a garage sale this weekend. Not to gloat -- okay, I wanna gloat ;) I found a big box with about 50-60 needles (circs, dpns, straights) and other supplies and paid just $15 for the whole box.

I told hubby I could eBay it at a profit, but now I wanna keep most of it. LOL. Shhhhh. Don't tell hubby! :oo:

psammeadred
04-24-2007, 11:51 PM
Hmm...are the little plastic doohickies magnetic at all? They look a bit like stir bar retrievers to me...

Ingrid
04-25-2007, 07:55 AM
I've never see them, but I could see them being used as stitch holders--a pretty good idea, too.

GennyLynn1962
04-25-2007, 08:29 AM
Hummmm, small lifelines??

:shrug:

SandraEllen
04-25-2007, 08:45 AM
i'm sorry, but i can't help it. I'm terribly curious to know what they actually are.

my mind only sees tampons.. :oops:

Susan P.
04-25-2007, 09:00 AM
Skipping ropes for Barbie dolls? :-)

mwedzi
04-25-2007, 09:46 AM
Skipping ropes for Barbie dolls? :-)

:rofl:

dustinac
04-25-2007, 09:50 AM
:rofl: :roflhard:

at first I thought maybe these (http://www.theloopyewe.com/browse/fun-accessories/stitchkeepers/).. but I don't think yours has an opening :shrug:

Chel
04-25-2007, 10:13 AM
I have been looking for some of those FOREVER!!!!


I know what they are, and I could tell you....

But then I'd have to kill you.
:teehee:

Chel
04-25-2007, 10:16 AM
Just kidding... a friend has some and I have been coveting hers.


She uses them as point protecters for DPNs.

Inis
04-25-2007, 06:50 PM
Just kidding... a friend has some and I have been coveting hers.


She uses them as point protecters for DPNs.

They are only about 5 1/2 inches long - including the little plastic do-hickies - which do not have any holes for needles.

The little do-hickies are quite small -- just over 1/2 inch long and an 1/8 inch wide. And the string between them is silky thin like dental floss.

I'm stumped.

Hildegard_von_Knittin
04-25-2007, 06:58 PM
do the do-hickies come off of the dental floss?

CateKnits
04-25-2007, 07:11 PM
my mind only sees tampons.. :oops:

Same thought here!

dink
04-25-2007, 07:29 PM
my mind only sees tampons.. :oops:

Same thought here!

Me too :oops:

I thought....what the heck?? :??

Regardless, definately interesting things!

Inis
04-25-2007, 08:01 PM
do the do-hickies come off of the dental floss?

Nope.

Ingrid
04-25-2007, 08:33 PM
Maybe you can ask here? (http://knittersreview.com/tools.asp)

Susan P.
04-25-2007, 10:05 PM
Yes, I looked closely at the image and there are no holes in the end pieces and the 'cord' does not come off so they can't be to protect DPN's so...hmm..either back to a stitch holder (although you'd be looking for something 'clickable' I think which those don't have)..or....

I've looked on a number of knitting notions sites and nothing like them really.

So, reverse logic, what could you use them for?? If you can think of what you could do with them perhaps that will backtrack to original purpose...

So, aside from Barbie skipping or attempting to lasso Ken or them being used as nunchakus by the Bratz dolls, what could they be used for in craft or knitting? Could they be used in a weaving loom for something?

Knitting_Guy
04-25-2007, 11:08 PM
The only thing I have ever seen that looks even remotely similar to those things are old fashioned ear plugs used in factories back in the early 70s.

DQ
04-26-2007, 05:24 AM
Maybe they were put in the box by mistake? :shrug:

Susan P.
04-26-2007, 09:18 AM
Knitting_Guy. I know the things you mean and yes, they are very like that.

Is it possible to try and locate the previous owner via the stall owners or whomever organised the sale you were at? Just for the purposes of asking..saying many minds want to know! :-)

Limey
04-26-2007, 05:33 PM
Hi

I'm really curious about them too - but I'm even curiouser about this term:

do-hickie - where in the knitting universe did that spring from????? :eyes: :noway: :eyes: :noway:

Can't tell you the number of times I've come off this site with my head reeling - for Pete's sake, somebody tell me just what this weird term means.

I'm keeping the smelling salts on my desk these days!

Limey

:passedout:

Ingrid
04-26-2007, 05:35 PM
A do-hickie is a thingamajig or whatchacallit. :shrug:

lissalue
04-26-2007, 05:36 PM
Hi

I'm really curious about them too - but I'm even curiouser about this term:

do-hickie - where in the knitting universe did that spring from????? :eyes: :noway: :eyes: :noway:

Can't tell you the number of times I've come off this site with my head reeling - for Pete's sake, somebody tell me just what this weird term means.

I'm keeping the smelling salts on my desk these days!

Limey

:passedout:

it is just a way of saying "thing" if you don't know what it is

ex. "I don't know what this do-hickie is, but it best be good for something"

Limey
04-26-2007, 06:08 PM
Thanks Ingrid and Lisalu - that's put me out of my misery.


I'll know in future that a do-hickie is a doobriday.


I don't know ..... that bloke had it right:- two thingies divided by a common whatsit

All the Best

Limey

"All this time their knitting goes on with unremitting speed. They sit rocking to and fro like so many weird wizards. They burn no candle, but knit by the light of the peat fire."

The Rural Life of England, William Howitt, 1844 - no change there, then

Inis
04-26-2007, 09:40 PM
Knitting_Guy. I know the things you mean and yes, they are very like that.

Is it possible to try and locate the previous owner via the stall owners or whomever organised the sale you were at? Just for the purposes of asking..saying many minds want to know! :-)

That may be a good idea - return to the scene of the crime. :) I bought a Pampered Chef stone from her garage sale, too -- turns out it has a crack :doh:

Inis
04-26-2007, 09:47 PM
Thanks Ingrid and Lisalu - that's put me out of my misery.


I'll know in future that a do-hickie is a doobriday.


I don't know ..... that bloke had it right:- two thingies divided by a common whatsit

All the Best

Limey

"All this time their knitting goes on with unremitting speed. They sit rocking to and fro like so many weird wizards. They burn no candle, but knit by the light of the peat fire."

The Rural Life of England, William Howitt, 1844 - no change there, then

There's also a thing-a-ma-bob, a thing-amah-jig and a do-dad ;)

aineepooh1
04-27-2007, 01:54 AM
OK Limey~
HOW do your pronounce Dobriday??? :wall: :wall: :shrug:

Limey
04-27-2007, 03:58 AM
I've spent a bit of time mooching around the net - stitchkeepers are the closest things they seem to resemble but with no holes and the floss-type stuff instead of elastic ........ :shrug:


Aineepooh: Doobriday - pronounced Do (as in do this, do that)

Bri (as in brick)

Day (that thing opposite to Night)


All the Best

Limey

DQ
04-27-2007, 05:03 AM
Doobriday...is that a Southport word? :teehee:

Limey
04-27-2007, 08:05 AM
Hiya DK

and sorry .... for not getting aroundtoit to say 'Welcome' earlier.

It's a great site and where else would you find a 'do-hickey?'


Doobriday - isn't especially Southport - first time I heard it was in Wigan. (I'm a Pie).

All the Best

Limey