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Old 06-14-2009, 06:04 PM   #1
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Missing Tapestry Needle Solution
Just when it was time to sew the ends on the Broadstreet Mittens from hell I lost the only tapestry needle I had. I had to use a toothpick The mittens have tested every ounce of patience and creativeness I can muster
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Old 06-14-2009, 06:14 PM   #2
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very creative! i always buy the pack of 2 needles cause i am bound to loose the first one after its first use... the second usually goes missing after a few months...

i think my couch eats them
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Old 06-14-2009, 07:49 PM   #3
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mine seem to just vanish. i actually found one in the lining of my supplies bag once.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:03 PM   #4
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You can usually accomplish whatever it is needs doing with a crochet hook.
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Old 06-14-2009, 09:16 PM   #5
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Thank you, I couldn't do Kitchener stitch with a hook
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Old 06-16-2009, 08:27 AM   #6
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That toothpick is such a clever idea! I know what you mean about losing needles, I usually use a crochet hook.

As far as Kitchener stitch goes, I recently found this method with a knitting needle:
http://techknitting.blogspot.com/200...itch-also.html
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Old 06-16-2009, 05:32 PM   #7
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That's so funny! Very creative!

I keep all my little bits (tiny scissors, stitch markers, needles) in a hinged metal tin that came filled with SweetTarts candy. I know lots of people use those Altoid tins. Well, I bought a strong magnet (meant to be used as a sew-in purse clasp. I stuck it to the inside top of my little tin, and my metal needles stick right to it on the inside so I can find them easily. And when I'm working on a project, the magnet is strong enough that if I set my needle down on the outside top of the tin, it hold the needle there so it doesn't run away from me when I'm not looking.
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what a great idea!
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I found chibi's are great and they come in their own little case, here's a link if anyone is interested.

http://store.nobleknits.com/chneca.html
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Here's a tut for grafting on the needles.
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