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« on: June 15, 2004 05:59:22 PM »

I was wondering what everyone uses as point protectors in leiu of store bought ones. I'm pretty sure there's something else to use, but it keeps escaping me!

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« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2004 06:32:35 PM »

my grandma used to use those erasers thatyou stick on a pencil when you use up the original eraser. You just gotta push the point in kinda hard and they'll stay. Maybe you could make some out of the Model Magic clay that stays kind of sofy and squishy after it dries?
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2004 04:36:24 AM »

i use corks (from wine bottles) cut in half. they're a bit big, and you have to push them in a bit, but it works.
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2004 02:44:14 PM »

For small needles, I use rubber bands.
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« Reply #4 on: June 18, 2004 01:17:54 PM »

metal-less hair tie.  Either the soft goody kind or the rubbery snagless kind.  Just wrap about the tip several times until snug.  The rubbery snagless kind "cling" to the needle quite well but may not be thick enough to keep your stitches from sliding off.  Using bands with metal may damage the needle and don't use tape, it makes your needles sticky.
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« Reply #5 on: June 18, 2004 02:22:37 PM »

even pieces of regular erasers work (kinda like the corks). mostly, though, i use rubber bands like freecia, except i use cast-offs from bunches of parsley and the like.
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« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2004 01:03:04 PM »

I just jam my needles into the ball. 
How lo-tech is that?
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« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2004 05:33:51 PM »

nice work melidomi. i do that a lot too, but never thought of it as a point protector!
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« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2004 06:08:35 PM »

If I can find them, rubberbands or hairties.
Most of the time I prefer using circs instead of straight needles - otherwise I end up putting one needle somewhere and having to search all over for it, only to realize that it fell between the sofa cushions.. not that it happened *that* often.. -  so I just squish everything as far from the points as possible onto the cord  Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2004 11:16:07 PM »

I just jam my needles into the ball. 
How lo-tech is that?

I was doing that too! Smiley  but I recently started working with circulars and DPNs, which aren't very jammable.
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