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Knitting Needle Tip

My novice hands have been twisting and turning yarn into little hats. It has been a fairly bumpy ride from making my first knitted item to re-knitting everything thinking they were lost!

The pattern I used, called for a change of needles several rows in. On the most part this was problem free but on too many occasions I would find myself knee deep in knitted rows to only find I had forgotten to swap BOTH needles. Argh.

I knit with bamboo. I tried metal ones but my tension goes all funny and my knitting looks like a piece of loose netting. My needles all look the same… I have a love hate relationship with my nails. [Yes, bare with me, I do mean fingernails and there is a link!] Sometimes they grow long other times they refuse. As a consequence I have many nail polish colours bought in the whimsy and feeling of great expectations. Finally another use was born. I have painted the tips of my needles the same colour for each size. This has solved two problems.  Now at a glance I can identify the size I need and mid knit its harder to forget to change both needles. Taa daa!

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I hope it helps you too.

♡naomi

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Painting Tip

A tiny little post…

Today has been about errands, bills, playing schools, babies and painting!

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I thought I’d share a little painting tip with you:

Instead of scrapping your excess paint on the tin side (which then makes it hard to close the lid) place an elastic band on the tin and use this.

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Have fun with your painting projects.

Right we’re off to the shops!

♡ naomi