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« on: March 13, 2009 09:42:57 PM »

For my museum anthropology course, we have to pick a subculture or group of which we are a part and then choose the 10 most important or defining objects of that group.  So, what objects define us or are most important to you?

So far I'm thinking:
--"performance" needles, like addi turbos or the knitpicks interchangeables
--Stitch 'N Bitch by Debbie Stoller
--cute stitch markers
--yarn (but what kind?)

« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2009 11:04:47 PM »

Scarves and sweaters and socks?

And maybe "exotic"/pretty stitch markers?
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« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2009 07:58:40 PM »

I would suggest several kinds of yarn - different weights and textures, fancy and plain, etc. I know for me, my interchangeable needle set and my knitting bag are indispensable.

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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2009 11:05:24 AM »

gauge swatches? endless scraps of yarn?  a computer with craftster open? Wink
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« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2009 07:10:09 PM »

Sounds like a fun course!

A knitter should never be without needles and yarn.  (Duh.  Tongue )  Scissors, a yarn needle for weaving in ends, a cable needle, a crochet hook (for rescuing dropped stitches), patterns... a quiet corner and a cup of tea... a good LYS, and a credit card with no limit  Tongue ...

« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2009 06:24:43 PM »

I always use my 'Susan Bates Knit Chek'...it has an inch & cm rule, rows & stitches to the inch guage and knitting needle, crochet hook & mm guage...it's always in my knitting bag. I also always have a pencil so I can mark my place on a pattern or if I'm making my own pattern, I can keep track of it, lol. What else...stitch markers, scissors, of course needles (especially circular, I love knitting in the round) and yarn (fairly chunky wool and alpaca are my favorites...other than my own handspun that is Wink ).

But my most favorite things of all to have when knitting are friends to knit with and a yummy pot of tea!

« Reply #6 on: March 27, 2009 03:47:34 PM »

It isn't an object per se, but what I've come to associate with knitting is the mess. Grin

An overflowing stash, tote bags stuffed with unfinished projects, bits of yarn, magazines bought for a single pattern, well-worn printouts of patterns, tape measures, yarn labels, yarn catalogs, stitch markers row counters, books, etc., etc., etc. It's come to define my apartment, at least!

If you had to choose only one kind of yarn, I'd go with wool.

« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2009 05:15:37 PM »

I always think of unfinished projects, some good knitting music, and a lot of available yarn and needles. Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2009 02:21:12 AM »

A tape measure. I always have a tape measure on me. Same with scissors and a crochet hook for picking up dropped stitches.
I don't care about luxury needles or Debbie Stoller or stitch markers.

Wow, I feel practical.
« Reply #9 on: March 30, 2009 10:32:56 AM »

Forgotten yarn snippets scattered about the couch, or walking around with them on your shoulders.  Wink

Also, hand warmers. And hats. And scarves.
« Last Edit: March 30, 2009 10:33:44 AM by holothuroidea » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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