A Friday Favorite is something that particularly made my week or something that I think makes life easier – whether that be in regards to knitting, babies, or life in general.
Finally, a Friday Favorite about knitting!
The Knit Kit is a little gem that I picked up from my LYS a couple of years ago. I bought it primarily because it is approved by the TSA to take on planes, and I always have my knitting with me on a plane. I figured it would be something I could get a lot of use out of one or two times a year.
But I was so wrong. I use it nearly every single day. Even though I have a bits and bobs bag that has crochet hooks, stitch markers, scissors and more that I keep in my large knitting bag, nothing beats the convenience of this little package. I often throw it in the project bag of whatever project I’m toting around with me.And when I forget it, I’m always sad. I was knitting at my mom’s house the other day and realized I didn’t have stitch markers. Or scissors. And she said, “Where is your Knit Kit? You know you shouldn’t leave home without it!” But then she kindly loaned me all that I needed so I could keep rolling until I got home to retrieve it.
The Knit Kit includes:
- stitch markers
- tapestry needle
- needle gauge
- tape measure
- thread cutter
- double-ended crochet hook
- row counter
- point protectors
I love pretty much all of it. The only two things I never use are the thread cutter (I find it difficult to pull out) and the stitch markers. The stitch markers are pliable rubber and they tend to roll up as I’m trying to push my stitches along the needle. The area for them easily accommodates a few of my personal favorite ones though.
I believe the kit changes a little bit every year, and I obviously have an older one. However, I think it’s always a useful thing to have, especially if you’re the kind of knitter who carries a project with you in your purse at all times. 🙂
Hope everyone has some knitting lined up to watch Sunday’s big game! I’ll be rooting for Peyton and the Broncos, since all Colts fans still claim Peyton as their own. And I’ll probably need that little crochet hook from the kit to pick up any dropped stitches that result from an exciting play…