Just like you can never have too much jewelry (or yarn), you
can never have too many crochet tools. With each crochet technique I learn, I
collect a few more tools. Some aren't necessary but make life easier—like
stitch counters; you can just mark it on a piece of paper, that little tool has
saved me many a precious crochet minute. Many tools are just plain cool!
crochet projects for the spring are quickly building, and I feel the need to
outfit myself, adding a few more handy tools to my collection.
||First I need more tapestry needles. I know I have several
but they keep disappearing. A handy case in which to keep your needles is, I
find, essential. I have been known to use Tic Tac containers to keep my needles
corralled. The Crochet Dude's new set come in their own handy cylinder. A
||Next on my list are Yarn Talkers. I have a bin at home of "random"
yarn. These balls or skeins have become separated from their ball bands, and I
am not sure of their fiber content. Usually I can recognize at a glance what a
particular yarn is made from. But some of the great new combination yarns can be a
little tricky. If I determine what a yarn's content or name is, these handy
tools can take the place of the yarn band.
||And to complete my "talking" set, I will have to pick up a
set of Project Talkers. Much like the Yarn Talkers, these are identifiers. Use
them to mark decreases, left or right (very helpful when working the back of a
garment), front, and more.
||Finally, I think I'll pick up a pair of Pom Pom makers for a
special project I have in mind. As a child I hated Pom Poms because I was
always short for my age, and other children could not resist the urge to slap
the pom pom on top of my hat every time I passed. Since then I have seen
several adorable examples of using pompoms on the ends of scarves or earflaps.
This I have to try.
Oh, one more! I think I might need a hairpin lace tool. Yes,
you can never have too many tools.