Celebrate simplicity and practicality this Safety Pin Day. Legend has it that, in 1849, Walter Hunt, the inventor of the safety pin, owed a friend $15 and decided to invent something new in order to earn the money to repay him. He invented the safety pin.
Strong and sharp, yet safe enough to be used on clothing, safety pins are a simple yet ingenious invention, which practically everyone has used at some point.
I use safety pins here at Stitchknit. All the time! The handiest use is when I’m fitting a garment on a child, or anyone worried about getting stuck with a straight pin. Using safety pins for a fitting is a perfect solution. Thrilled that Mr Walter Hunt came up with this handy little invention!
I also use safety pins when knitting & crocheting. If I can’t find a fancy-pants marker, a safety pin works just as well. The larger one will usually slip over a needle too, so I can also use them as a quick stitch counter. For students who find a ‘live’ dropped stitch in their work, a safety pin will keep the stitch in place until they can get here for some Knitting 911.
Do you have safety pins in your sewing or knitting tools? What’s your typical way of using them?
Deep Cayenne Red Cotton Yarn…The latest addition to my ‘found’ yarn
This is a lovely yarn, great for knitting or crocheting!
Stitchknit; Creations from fabric & fibers
Collection of mystery yarn from Stitchknit
Available in my shop for $21.00. Great gift idea for Mothers Day, if you have a grandma or mom who delights in making crafts, doll clothes or other small projects! I ship these inside the US and will be happy to include a message from you!
I’ve been working on this hat for what seems like years. More likely, just months……….but with these tiny needles it is taking an age!
On the needles; slouch hat in pink with a glint of gold
Just a couple more inches I think………then I’m going to just gather up the crown and sew up the side seam. Should fit loosely, falling into soft folds in the back.
Could be done by Christmas!
I’ve already had my first order for Halloween! Seems early, but I’m thrilled it will be one less ordered in October!
Getting ready to add fringe to Ms Poppins inspired scarf
Try as I might, I can’t get ahead on this wispy little scarf. I’ve had a completed one in actual inventory here a total of ONE week! Yes, within 7 days, ‘she’ was off to her new home…………practically perfect in every way!
I will get started on another soon. Tuesday in fact. I’m taking my mom to the dentist, so will make good use of my waiting room time and see if I can put one of these on the shelf here!
My version of Mary Poppins scarf $46.00
Cardigan for American Girl doll or other 18″ dolls by Stitchknit
I had barely finished the ends of the ribbons on this little piece of knitting, when it sold to a local client. Had the pictures already taken & edited……..ready to list in the Etsy shop!
Working on an all white baby blanket……just the knit stitch, but with a vintage boucle type yarn. Love how this is working up. So far, the plan is to stop the knitting when this is squared up, then I’m going to add a 3″-4″ wide crocheted edge around the blanket. I will be adding this to my Etsy shop, with the idea it would be lovely as a christening blanket.
Baby blanket on the needles at Stitchknit
Tiny sweater on the needles for American Girl Doll
Making up some clothes & accessories for American Girl Dolls, in time for Easter. These little items make great choices for families that don’t want to do the ‘all candy’ sort of Easter basket. Have only a few items left in my shop, so it is time to “play” with doll clothes!
I’ve been knitting & crocheting mitts here at Stitchknit. Several custom orders came in just before Thanksgiving and I finished the last pair today. In the process of coming up with the colors, yarn & designs……….I’ve ended up with some mitts that I’ll be able to offer in the shop.
Here’s pictures of what I’ve been up to…………some are already sold, some are in line for pictures and one pair has been added to the Etsy shop this afternoon.
Made extra long, with a bit of crochet at the fingertips….Sold
Custom mitts, size small in wool. Sold
In progress…these did get finished, sold & delivered.
Can’t resist adding a flower occasionally. These are waiting for pics, then will be in the shop. If you’d like to buy these before Christmas, just let me know & I’ll make a listing for you.
These also are finished….waiting for pics. Womens size med fingerless mitts.
Simple, black fingerless mitts. Acrylic, also in the picture taking line up!
Pink of course! Sweet pair of mitts for a custom order. Acrylic, size Small, completed & waiting for pick up.
I think that’s all of them! :)
Short update from Stitchknit: Busy. Custom Orders. Deadlines. Visits & overnight with potential foster kiddo.
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