I’ve been crocheting for about four years now, and I’ve been fairly prolific. I’ve started and finished a lot of projects, and if you do the math, that nets out to lots and lots of ends that I’ve woven to complete those projects
I’ve also been a student of the craft. I’ve read voraciously, and studied all of the information I could assimilate with a single-minded focus. So when I say that there’s not really a lot of information out there on how to weave ends, I feel pretty comfortable with that statement.
People may tell you to leave an “ample” end to weave. They might even give some direction on methodology, but never once have I seen or read anything that recommended a “tool” as superior to others in the end-weaving game.
You can just imagine my surprise, when lo and behold, I found one! And this find is truly…yes, truly….wait for it…Nothing Less Than Miraculous! And simple..it’s so freaking simple! And maybe everyone in the world knows it, but I didn’t!
It’s the composition of the needle! For four years I’ve been using these
That’s right, the good old $1.99 a pack plastic yarn needles. I’ve gone through packs of them. I lose them like you lose pens. They’re functional, sometimes come in cute colors, and that’s about all you can say about them.
Then last week, out of the blue, I bought these
They’re steel! Cold, smooth steel! The now forever sub-standard plastic needles utz their way through the yarn. (Utz is a non-scientific term for sallying forth in a manner that is not awesome) These chrome beauties, however, slice through the yarn, rendering the act of end-weaving mere child’s play.
Why didn’t anyone tell me? They’re phenomenal! And they’ve been here all long! Behold….Awesomeness!
9 thoughts on “Nothing Short of Miraculous!”
That’s cool. I’ve always used plastic. Never thought anything about it. I’ll try this. I don’t crochet, but I knit. Thanks Amy 🙂
Lol! I always thought the plastic ones were for children 😉
I prefer steel needles just because I tend to not lose them as often. My favorites, however, are the bent tip darning needles; they’re great for getting around stitches.
I’ll have to try those next-thanks for the tip!
Now that you mention it, I never in all my years have seen any instructions for weaving. Or if I did, I forgot long ago. Since I learned to crochet a hundred years ago, all I’ve know is the steel needles, and figured out my own method of weaving. I did not know about the plastic! Perfect example that we don’t know anything, so as Shel Silverstein wrote: “Anything can be, child, anything can be. 🙂
Truer words were never spoken!
Wow! I have been crocheting for years and never even use any needle. Always weaved it in, though not easily, with the crochet hook. I’m a little embarassed now! ha! Thanks for the info!!
LOL! I’ve done that before as well. People have got to start writing this stuff down!