Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Where have you been all my life???

In case you haven't come across this in your travels, this new knitting tool is wonderful and a vast improvement over other ideas to perform the same task. I am talking about highlighter tape! This link gives the details, but go to a local shop to purchase........

Comes in a roll, just like Scotch tape, but the stickiness is not permanent and is easily moved as you go through directions or the charts.. Better yet, it is a little more sticky than post-it notes, which I had been previously using for lace charts. Before post-it notes, I used magnetic strips and a metal board to mark my place. The post-it notes would lose their stickiness as it picked up dust and yarn fiber while being moved, and my magnetic strips would always slip as I shifted position in my chair. Sometimes, it seemed I spent more time finding my place on the charts, than actually knitting from them.

I was so encouraged by my discovery, that I picked up my simple vine scarf that I started nearly a year ago and have been sailing along...... I have knit about 40 inches in total, and will stop at about 60.

I know, I know, this product has been out a while on the market, but for me it is new. So I know there are others out there who would benefit from my recent discovery and experience. In addition to the yellow, I bought a roll of orange. Two colors might come in handy when working multiple charts as in aran type garments.

I just realized that today is 09/09/09. That is gotta be good for something!

5 comments:

Ria said...

Must. get. some. highlighter tape.

bunnits said...

How cool is that. Thanks for sharing this.

Nancy McCarroll - Arts, Crafts and Favorites said...

Never heard of it before this. Thank you!! It is on my "to get" list.

~ Phyllis ~ said...

Great idea. Hope I can find this in Huntsville.

lunaticraft said...

That is possibly the most brilliant invention EVER.