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gleangenie
« on: April 27, 2011 08:14:31 PM »

I have an allergy to nickel. A bad allergy. Yet we live in an apartment that has brushed nickel fixtures. Not a good combo, and I have a painful and itchy right hand to prove it. Then my husband hit upon the idea that I knit up some knob cozies so that I can touch them without triggering my allergy.



What a great idea. I really wish I'd thought of it. Here's a few that I whipped up really quickly.



It's basically just a tiny hat for each knob. But it works!! It really works!!! Whew!



What do you all think? I'm really happy with them. And I have a whole bunch more to make, but it's no problem. They work up super-fast. Smiley

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kcartwright856
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2011 09:20:57 PM »

Oh my. =( I feel so sorry for you... nickel is in so many things! I'm glad you came up with a simple and very cute solution.
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2011 04:22:24 AM »

sounds like a nightmare allergy Sad i love your knitted knobs though Smiley
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tentbruiser
« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2011 04:45:41 AM »

What a fantastic idea. I'm glad you managed to find such a crafty solution.
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Antidigger
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2011 05:16:55 AM »

I think they're great regardless of why they were made. A delightful way to change the look of your kitchen. I do think it's a very ingenious solution too and I'm glad you've found one.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2011 09:09:05 AM »

What a brilliant idea! The cozies you made are adorable! I might have to start thinking of crafty ways to live with my allergies! Thanks for the inspiration.
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gleangenie
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2011 09:14:06 AM »

Wow! Thanks everyone for your supportive feedback. Smiley Yeah, the nickel allergy is a pretty serious problem. I have to carry around my own set of bamboo "silverware" and obviously jewelry, belts and metallic fasteners are out of the question. But coming up with creative solutions can be fun!
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gleangenie
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2011 09:16:18 AM »

Thanks peigioneil! I hope you have fun exploring crafty solutions to your allergies. Good luck!
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2011 01:21:35 PM »

These are a great idea! Functional and pretty!  Good luck with your nickel allergy...I can only imagine how tough that is, considering how many things are make with nickel nowadays. Way to overcome!!! Cheesy
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jemimah
« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2011 04:12:25 PM »

Very practical, but also, what a fun idea! I want some some to make my knobs look pretty! Cheesy
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