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Old 07-27-2006, 10:22 PM   #1
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Knitting in the car at night...
We are leaving for a road trip on the 4th. I don't want to use glow in the dark needles. Is there a little light I'd be able to use without completely distracting my husband while he drives?
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Old 07-27-2006, 10:32 PM   #2
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I've used a little clip on book/craft light clipped to my shirt and pointed down at my knitting...works like a charm!

I got this one at Target
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:08 PM   #3
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how about a miner's lamp?



Oh, wait, you said NOT distracting.

Y'know, I remember my kids getting as some "prize" doodad for a fundraiser at school a little light that was on a clip you wore on your ear...I wonder where such a thing could be bought.
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:09 PM   #4
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OK, it was kind of like this thing...but much cheaper.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ategory=106984

If you wore it on your right ear, it wouldn't be that noticeable, would it?
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Old 07-27-2006, 11:52 PM   #5
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I vote for night vision goggles. Oh so sexy, too!
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Old 07-28-2006, 01:51 AM   #6
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Someone on my crochet forum found these finger lights to use in place of lighted hooks or needles.

http://vistawholesale.zoovy.com/product/FGLIGHT
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Originally Posted by smartcat
Someone on my crochet forum found these finger lights to use in place of lighted hooks or needles.

http://vistawholesale.zoovy.com/product/FGLIGHT
That's small and inexpensive but I imagine with knitting and being on the finger it will be moving up and down creating a distraction...also I don't think I could knit with something on my finger like that.

I have asked a few sellers on ebay if I can get these in time for my trip, they aren't too expensive, under $15
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I have the same thing as BinkyKat (twins!)...

It does work really well when clipped to your seatbelt.... i used mine a lot on a long roadtrip last summer.

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I suggest checking at your local auto parts retailer(even Walmart's parts and accessory dept.) and look for one of the small map lights. The kind with a flexible stem, they are powered via the lighter/accessory sockets in your car. Just bend it to point the light where you need it. It will also come in handy if your DH needs to see his map. Other than that I would suggest one of the "snake light" flashlights, you can drape it around your neck, and aim it just where you need the light to fall on your knitting. I used on of these for a in bed reading light for a couple of years, and it worked very well. I hope you enjoy your trip.
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I have tried 2 different models of clip-on book lights and I havent found them bright enough, but additionally, the width of the beam they provide is too narrow. I LIKE the idea of the snake light around your neck!
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