Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Knit Along: Peony Scarf from Gabriella's - Day 6 DETOUR!
Gadget Girl Scores Big!
Now, I could bore you with the endless rows of stockinette stitch I’m currently enduring in the pursuit of my sure-to-be lovely Peony Scarf, but I doubt that would make for good reading. So, trust me when I say I’m kitting my fingers off to get to the next section of my scarf and will provide you with all the fluffy details when I get there, but today we’re going to take a detour.
On my very favorite subject: gadgets!
I love gadgets. The Container Store, Brookstone, Sharper Image, cooking gadgets, my beloved Blackberry Storm, I love ‘em all. But a cool knitting gadget? Well, that about blows me away. And so my squeal of delight could probably be heard in Detroit when I encountered The Knit Kit. It didn’t matter that I hardly needed it--because I wanted it. And (worth mentioning because those kind of impulse buys don’t always work out well for me) it was a great find. All the do-dads you need in one kit. I’d show you a photo of mine, but I pulled this one off the website (credit for this image to theknitkit.com) because I saw they now come in cool black, and I have to say my one gripe with this marvel was the pink-and-white color scheme. I’m just not a pink-and-white gal, and I really like the black model. You can bet I’ll snatch up the first one I come across.
The scissors actually work quite well. You can bet a parent invented this because not many other people would understand the importance of a locking row counter (“Hey mom? click, click What’s this cool clicky thing?” click, click, click). Ha, no toddler scares me now. The curvy crochet hook comes in handy when you drop a stitch, and can switch hit as a cable needle on occasion. I tucked a craft needle in mine, but am wondering if the friendly folks at airline security won’t take to that (which is why I guessed there wasn’t one already inside--it seemed the only standard knitting accessory missing).
I love this thing. Okay, more than one person commented it looks a bit too much like a package of birth control pills, but I like the thing enough to defend it from its rude detractors. Besides, the addition of a black-and-white model takes care of that nicely anyway. It’s designed for air travel, it slips easily from one project bag to another, and it’s just plain COOL.
‘Nuff said. Here’s the website to help you get your own--I’m sure not lending you mine....