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Old 07-26-2009, 07:19 PM   #1
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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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Old 07-26-2009, 07:57 PM   #2
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Great idea! Much better deal then these clips: http://www.patternworks.com/productd...KNIT-KLIPS.htm
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:09 PM   #3
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That ad probably stuck in my head and when I saw the pack of 30 for just a few dollars, it clicked.
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Old 07-26-2009, 08:25 PM   #4
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Dollar store. You can probably get 10 or 20 for just a buck or two.
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I am going to look for those tomorrow. Thanks so much for sharing Ingrid.
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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.
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I thought they were just for your hair! Great idea!
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Old 07-27-2009, 12:24 AM   #8
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Are those the itty baby ones that are maybe 1/2 in wide? I've seen those. Thanks for the tip!
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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.
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Old 07-27-2009, 11:17 AM   #10
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WOWSA!!!
they actually look dangerous!!!!
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Great idea! Much better deal then these clips: http://www.patternworks.com/productd...KNIT-KLIPS.htm
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