Monday, November 12, 2007

In case of emergency...

Erin at The House on Hill Road was asking about carry along stitching projects. Here is mine. (That ball of pink cotton yarn has been in my car for at least six months. I forgot why. It lives in the glove compartment.)

I'm a knitter, but I need to crochet once in a while. I love watching how fast crochet grows. I love throwing crochet in a corner and knowing I won't lose every stitch due to carelessness. I hate how bulky and stiff it can look. That's why I've started doing all of my crochet in lace weight.

To make your own emergency crochet kit, purchase an outdated first aid kit from and Army Navy Surplus store. (No, this isn't stolen Air Force issue. They use soft sided paramedic bags. Army boxes are waterproof.) Empty out all of the pesky medical supplies except for the cool scissors. They will cut through a nickel. I've seen it done. Place delicious lace weight merino yarn, a size F crochet hook, and a couple of safety pins in the box. Start an easy shawl at home.

P.S. Happy Veteran's Day to my wonderful husband. He's a veteran of Desert Storm.
Me love him long time!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is an outstanding idea! Now, if I onlt knew how to crochet... I think I am going to use this idea for a drop-spindle kit so I will have something to do no matter where I happen to be. Thanks for the ever0flowing great ideas!

BFF -Angela