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Old 09-21-2007, 06:11 PM   #1
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why knitters need head lamps
My power went out last night during a storm. No problem, I thought. I will just knit. HMMMMM... candlelight too dim unless I get 20 or so candles going, and it's dark, and I don't know where they are. flashlight! hmm.... only one flashlight. Propped flashlight on shoulder and tried to aim towards the 4 dpns and sock I am knitting. Not so effective. So I decided I need a head lamp for the next time the lights go out. OR, the next time my DH complains that we have to watch the movie with a lamp on so I can knit. Problem solved
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Old 09-21-2007, 10:51 PM   #2
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Ok, this proves that I am a die-hard knitter. I have 2 booklights that I keep near by for just such an emergency. I even keep one in my knitting bag. You can clip a booklight to your shirt and aim it at your knitting.

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Old 09-22-2007, 12:16 AM   #3
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Oooo headlamp! Good idea!

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Old 09-22-2007, 12:32 AM   #4
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Hmm, that's a great idea. When our power went out pre-dawn yesterday, I knit by candlelight! I should have remembered my daughter's headlamp in the car's glove compartment (both for camping and so she can read in the car at night).

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Old 09-22-2007, 12:39 AM   #5
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We have 2 of those camping lanterns that run on batteries. Mainly because I'm totally blind in one eye when it's dark, but works really well for knitting.
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Old 09-22-2007, 01:50 AM   #6
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love those headlamps. got them for reading before I started knitting and they work great.
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Old 09-22-2007, 06:28 AM   #7
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Hmmmm, You need the "Knitlites" needles! Only, I don't think they are made in DPNs or circulars! Book Lites are a SUPER idea for this... gotta go find mine and put it into my bag. Thanks, Silver!
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:05 AM   #8
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Umm, Don't mean to sound ignorant here, but what is a Head Lamp ?
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:05 AM   #9
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They make small head lamps for bikers- a band around the head and small but powerful beam from the little light. I use my husbands when I need light and I'm trying to use both hands, never thought of it for power outage knitting, but if that happens I will remember it. My husband uses it for if he's trying to fix something in a computer tower- he can see all the nooks and crannies and still use both hands.
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Old 09-22-2007, 10:11 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by SusanMarie1956 View Post

Umm, Don't mean to sound ignorant here, but what is a Head Lamp ?
I don't know, but I'm picturing those helmets they use in the garage/construction with a big ol' light in front. I can't imagine everyone sitting around with those on!

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