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Ingrid
07-26-2009, 07:19 PM
I was in the drug store the other day and picked up some tiny hair clips--the ones with teeth--to use for knitting. I have to say that they work great! I've used them for holding pieces of knitting together for seaming, and also for marking where to do buttonholes. The little buggers went around the cable and moved with the yarn.

So cheap yet so useful. I can imagine using them to mark a spot on the edge, or to signify the front, or mark a center stitch. They stay put and don't snag the wool.

Cheap, too!!
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Mirl56
07-26-2009, 07:57 PM
Great idea! Much better deal then these clips: http://www.patternworks.com/productdetail/300295/-KNIT-KLIPS.htm

Ingrid
07-26-2009, 08:09 PM
That ad probably stuck in my head and when I saw the pack of 30 for just a few dollars, it clicked.

suzeeq
07-26-2009, 08:25 PM
Dollar store. You can probably get 10 or 20 for just a buck or two.

cindycactus
07-26-2009, 08:39 PM
I am going to look for those tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing Ingrid.

Gertie
07-26-2009, 10:59 PM
They're great anywhere the fabric may be in a stress. Helps hold it together till you can get to it. Plus they clip to the fabric so they're always handy.

lelvsdgs
07-26-2009, 11:09 PM
:roflhard: I thought they were just for your hair! Great idea!

Jan in CA
07-27-2009, 12:24 AM
Are those the itty baby ones that are maybe 1/2 in wide? I've seen those. Thanks for the tip!

Ingrid
07-27-2009, 10:30 AM
Yes, Jan. They are tiny as hair clips go. They're in the normal hair care isle--the ones I got came in a little plastic bag with the clips on cardboard. The bag itself is almost worth the money--it's tough and it snaps so it's perfect for storing them.

MsBehavin
07-27-2009, 11:17 AM
they actually look dangerous!!!!
LOL :oo:
Great idea! Much better deal then these clips: http://www.patternworks.com/productdetail/300295/-KNIT-KLIPS.htm

Jan in CA
07-27-2009, 11:19 AM
they actually look dangerous!!!!
LOL :oo:

Sure, why not. It goes with the pointy needle thing.:teehee:

khaosx5
07-27-2009, 11:31 AM
We sell the Knit Klip where I work - but I have told my students for a couple of years that the tiny hair clips work just as well...
:knitting:

ArtLady1981
07-27-2009, 12:57 PM
I've been using baby clippies for a long time now! You are right!
They work great!

Here is my purple malabrigo bed jacket, sleeve all clipped into place, ready to seam:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2339/2279386569_52a50ac560.jpg?v=0

Here they are, holding the cables in perfect alignment for the shoulder seaming:
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2362/3536547357_d8c129d3b1.jpg?v=0

The clippies are also great for 'try ons'. In this photo, I had to see exactly how far down the shoulders would 'drop' in order to determine the right sleeve length! I hate mountain gorilla sleeves!
http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3059/2822917982_56d14e89a0.jpg?v=0

melmac51
07-27-2009, 04:31 PM
Sure, why not. It goes with the pointy needle thing.:teehee:

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Ingrid
07-28-2009, 11:21 PM
ArtLady--I always knew you were brilliant!!:lol:

mwhite
07-29-2009, 08:07 AM
Sure, why not. It goes with the pointy needle thing.:teehee:

:teehee:

Great Gadget, Ingrid!!! Thanks for the "Clip" tip!:muah:

nemaent
07-29-2009, 08:32 PM
Super idea! Thanks bunches!

KnittingNinja
07-30-2009, 06:22 AM
That's absolutely brilliant! Haha, I have tons of those little thingamabobs all around my room, but I never though to use them for knitting! Thanks a bunch!:cheering: