5.02.2010

giveaway #14

The two winners of the Topped for a Year booklet and one skein of Berroco Comfort giveaway are:

Natalie Servant who said, "Wow - there's enough adorableness in there to keep me busy for a while & to make prepping for a baby shower that much more fun."

And, April who wrote, "Oh my goodness! I LOVE the dinosuar hat! I have 5 nieces with 2 more on the way... I would love to make them in pink, yellow, & purple! What a cute picture that would be!! ROAR!"

Congratulations, ladies! Please shoot me an email at yarnonthehouse@gmail.com with your info to claim your prize.

For those of you who didn't win, Linsay over at mommieof4munchkins is doing another great raffle raising money for her Breast Cancer 3 Day Walk and she is offering two winners a chance to win the Topped for a Year booklet and a skein of yarn!

This week on YOTH, I have Barbara Barry with The Knit Kit here to visit us. If you haven't seen these little suckers at your LYS or online, you have to check them out! The Knit Kit is about the size of your hand and includes all the eight essential knitting tools that every knitter needs. Barbara was nice enough to join us this week and answer a short interview I sent her. Get to know the woman behind the innovative Knit Kit...




1. Barbara, why don't you start by telling us a little about yourself and what the Knit Kit is?

I have always been an entrepreneur. I was a bilingual teacher, owned preschools in California, owned a fine dining restaurant in Sun Valley, Idaho, was a real estate broker in Naples, Florida, was a yoga teacher and now I am an inventor.

The Knit Kit is a compact device that houses all the eight essential knitting accessories including a row counter, thread cutter, double ended crochet hook, tape measure, point protectors, stitch markers, darning needle and TSA compliant collapsible scissors. I have been coined in the industry as the "Swiss Army Knife for Knitters".

2. How did you come up with the Knit Kit idea? Was there a specific event or project that inspired you?

Three years ago I was a brand new knitter and as I learned my knit teacher would continue to have me buy accessories like a crochet hook, row counter, stitch markers, etc. I was constantly losing these things at the bottom of my knit bag especially the crochet hook. I went online to find something that had all these things together thinking for sure someone had created this. They hadn't. It was the "ah-ha" moment of every entrepreneur's life. So I drew my idea on a napkin and brought all the individual accessories to a prototype maker in LA and the process began.

3. Your Knit Kit was recently featured on the Martha Stewart show. Tell us a little about that experience.

That was an experience! Her set is the most beautiful television set I have ever seen. I would love love love to have the kitchen on that set. Everyone always asks me what she was like. Totally expecting me to say she was a B...... But she was exactly as she appears to me on television. Not nice not mean she just is very straight forward.

4. What is it really like to run your own business? Are the day to day tasks more than what you expected?

Since I have had many of my own businesses I knew what to expect. You are absolutely married to your work and it is always on the forefront of my mind and thinking every day and every hour. But I absolutely love the knitting industry and being creative so I couldn't be any happier than doing what I am doing.

5. What will be next for you? Are there any upgrades or new products in the works?

There are many many things in the works. The first is the release of our first Holiday Knit Kit which will be red and available in November. We are knitting and creating patterns for The Knit Kit Kase which will hold The Knit Kit. Those will be online shortly. Knit Kit 2011 which will have an added feature of a needle gauge on the back. We are also in the prototype phase of The Quilt Kit which will be released at the October Quilt Show in Houston, and the development of The Scrap Book Kit. So we are super busy.

6. Why do you knit?

I knit to relax, be creative and make cool stuff to wear.

7. What is your current knitting fantasy?

Dolce and Gabbana knitted reindeer suit. I live in snow country and am dying to get it knitted for me. Trisha Malcolm from Vogue Knitting told me if I got the yarn she could get it made for me. Here is a pic of the suit:




8. If you could live and knit anywhere in the world, where would you knit and live?

If I could knit and live anywhere it would probably be Italy. I love it there and they have the greatest food and fashion.

9. What's your worst knitting disaster?

I was a really aggressive new knitter and my second project after a scarf was to try and knit a 3/4 length alpaca sweater coat. It had holes everywhere. Was five times my size and shed on everything. I tried using a dryer to shrink it, the freezer to stop the shedding and the trash can to get rid of it. It took me six wasted months to make!!

10. And last but not least, if you were to be drinking a cocktail while reading my blog, what would it be?

I would be drinking at glass of Flowers Chardonnay.

Barbara also sent me a picture of her cool bedazzled Knit Kit.




This week Barbara is sponsoring TWO lucky winners a chance to win a Knit Kit. Thank you, Barbara, for doing the interview and sponsoring the giveaway. These Knit Kits will be a wonderful addition to any knitter's arsenal of tools!




I would like you to do the following if you would like to be entered into this week's giveaway:

1) Have an address in the US to ship the yarn to. If you have a friend or relative that has a US mailing address who is willing to be your shipping sponsor, that will work as well. I will send it to them and they can then forward it on to you.

2) Post a comment on this blog post by the end of Sunday, 5/9/2010, telling us what tool is most essential to you while you are knitting. Of course, we know you need knitting needles! But, what else do you tend to reach for the most?

3) Please post only one comment to give everyone a fair chance.

Again, I'll randomly pick the winners on Sunday and post the results on Monday along with the new giveaway, so be sure to check back. Good luck everyone.

Sincerely,

Ve

164 comments:

Robin said...

I love my tape measures, but the row counter is a tight second.

mommieof4munchkins said...

I LOVE my iphone, it measures, it counts it looks up patterns, right now it is my favorite tool.


Thanks for the raffle plug!

Kelly K. said...

'm still a beginner so, sadly, I'm always reaching for my crochet hook to fix dropped stitches.

Emily said...

The Knit Kit looks great... I too am constantly losing my tools in my bag. I suppose my most immportant tool would be the row counter. I knit on the go and am constantly knitting one row at a time. Row counters really help!

Beth said...

I think I use my row counter more than anything. But I also keep a pen or pencil with me when I'm knitting so I can make notes on the pattern and check off sections as I get them done.

Cindy said...

I tend to use my crochet hook quite a bit, and I'm not a beginner!

Sarah said...

Probably my tape measure...I tend to measure 20 times to be extra extra sure. :)

Anonymous said...

ohhh...I love the knit kit! Amanda

RoamingKnitter said...

I think row counter, then tape measure then crochet hook. Of course, there are projects that I use one more than the others.

Mir said...

I think that has about everything I need. It is awesome looking.

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Shay said...

Ooh, what a great giveaway! I've always wanted one of these, and always thought it would be very handy...

French Press Knits said...

Honestly- my knit kit goes *everywhere* with me. I just recommended as a gift for a knitter to someone today! If I won, I would surely pass it on to a deserving soul!

Ólöf said...

Tape measures for sure! I´ve never had the luxury of a row counter and have always had to count everything in my mind.

katescache said...

I think my row counter is my most used tool but the next most used tool(if you can call it a tool) is my postie notes. I am contantly sticking them on my pattern to mark my place.

Now what ? said...

I have SO been salivating over one of those black and white kits!

I have been doing fairly well keeping up with my things, but that darn crochet hook is always trying to go on "walkabout"! It slides out of my lap and into the couch all the time.

But having those other things handy an all together would be so nice! I could just carry that and a little project bag instead of the whole knitting bag!

pat said...

For me it's stitch markers. I like the flexible ones in the "Knit Kit", and there's room for a few more. Also room for smaller earning needle, another often grabbed tool.

Tera said...

I would say that I have 2 favorite tools, a good pair of scissors and a variety of tapestry needles.
I'm teammom on Ravelry.

nowhereslowhandmade.com said...

these are awesome. i find myself reaching for my measuring tape constantly. i stash them in different bags and all over the house. i'm a land surveyor, so have quite a few...

pat said...

For me it's stitch markers. Like the flexible kind in "Knit Kit" and there's room for a few more.

dragonharrower said...

My row counter is definitely my most used tool. Tape measure comes in at a close second. :D

Kristina said...

I'd have to say stitch markers. I've wanted one of these for a LONG time!

I'd love to know what app Mommieof4munchkins uses.

Loca4crafts said...

My tape measure is definitely my most used tool, but I am always losing it. Also Post-its for keeping track of where I am in a pattern. They help me focus on just one line of instructions at a time.

marlono said...

I can't live without stitch markers!

Jill said...

I will need one for each project bag!

The Werling's said...

Oh wow...i saw this in the Yarn Shoppe i frequent and thought it was really neat...just didnt have the $ to purchase at the time. (I tend to browse more then buy lately) I think my fav part would be the row counter...i ALWAYS loose mine. =)
Amanda Werling
amanda dot werling at gmail dot com

karen said...

my most used and most useful tool is my magnetic board. it helps keep me on the right row, with either charted or written instructions and i know where i left off.
karen (sokker on ravelry)

InJuneau said...

I have to keep my tapestry needle or a smaller knitting near me to help pick up dropped stitches. Although, I've just gotten a small crochet hook for that so need to keep that nearby now instead.

(InJuneau on Ravelry)

Barbara said...

Holy Moly - what a wonderful contraption. I am ALWAYS using my tape measure - its such an invaluable tool. I sure hope I win (fingers crossed)

Jenae said...

I have to say my row counter is what I reach for most, with the tape measure not far behind.

Amy said...

I have a mini Tinker Bell lunch box that contains my most important notions, includig the most important...lip balm.

Jennifer said...

This would be so helpful!

Heather said...

My most important tools are my needles. I've got the Harmony interchangables from KnitPicks and I still can't get over how much I love them.

The tools I value most are the stitch markers my girlfriend made for me. Since they're made just for me, they're always exactly what I want, need, and find beautiful!

alligator said...

I love that bedazzled knit kit! It's so cool. My most used tool is probably my stitch markers. I can't keep track of anything without them.

asheridan said...

Tape measure #1, row counter #2, calculator #3...

Jen said...

I use a tapestry needle quite a bit and also my tape measure. I've never had a row counter but maybe I should invest in one!

Carrie said...

I would love to have a knit kit. Love your blog.

PBnJ said...

I agree with a previous poster - my most used items are a tapestry needle (I love my bent plastic one!) and a pair of scissors.

Threads Everywhere said...

I am always using my tape measure, and have never used a row counter, but now I think I should try that out!

knittingdancer said...

I reach for the tape measure a lot or a pen to make the tally marks on what row I am on. I have seen the Knit Kit and love them but I haven't bought one. It would be a great addition to any knitting bag.

Ginger said...

My tape measure, I've never used a row counter before but I would be curious to try it.

Jen said...

A row and stitch counter. I can never remember the amount of stitches I have.

woolandchocolate said...

genius. Need one for every project... :)

The 3 "JT's" said...

What an awesome idea! I want one! I would have to say my row counter is my most used notion, but I also reach for my scisors and also needle caps and stitch markers quite often. You can never have too many :)
Jenny (jrt35 on ravelry)

amy said...

I want one too! My row counter is a sticky note! Great idea!

Steffi said...

Oh, a paper clip, without a doubt! Doubles as a yarn needle, stitch holder, stitch marker, cable needle, or crochet hook.

Terra Zobrist said...

What a fabulous idea. Im tired of always digging around in my knit bag for my tape measure and row counter. Now I have one more thing to ask for for Mother's Day.

Sara said...

Oh, now that would be an awesome - I sure could use that!!!

fridica said...

Tape measure definitely! I still don't own a row counter, though, so this would be fantastic! : )

aanderson said...

I have seen this advertised, it looks wonderful. I use my iphone for counting and am curious what apps mommieof4munchkins uses, especially for measuring. I am also curious how people manage without row counters. Maybe I am too much into gadgets and not enough in to knitting.
Anyway I would love to win this "new" and useful gadget.

Kristen said...

Row counter is definitely #1 for me.

Tracey said...

I need a tape measure and my project journal because I'm always looking back at projects wondering what needle sizes I used where I got the pattern, any any modifications I've made.

patsy said...

My crochet hook is my most useful too. patsycoats@bellsouth.net

Joyce said...

I always, always, always have a crochet hook nearby to help with dropped stitches.

MamaMay said...

crochet hook. I have 3 small kids under the age of 5 and let me tell you, they are very much wanting to help mommy knit... or bringing me my knitting. Meaning that stitches get lost. yea, hook comes in to save the day!

kelley said...

my most used tool is probably my pencil (because i keep losing row counters) or stitch markers!

Special K said...

I think a row counter is what I use most, followed by scissors and a tape measure.

tammy said...

i would agree...a tape measure...would love to have a knit kit!

Andrea said...

My favorite tool is my handmade stitch counter. It is a string of big wooden beads every fifth bead is a different color. It hangs over the arm of the couch and I slide the beads down to keep count while I knit and watch tv. So much easier than twirling my stitch counter. My hubbie calls it the knitting abacus.

emxlenie said...

definitely my yarn cutter pendant. that's my favorite. but i do tend to measure every 3minutes so maybe my tape measure.

Janelle said...

My tape measure and row counter are my top 2. The knit kit looks awesome!

Laura said...

It's not the one I use most but my DH got me a really nice pair of scissors and that is definitely the tool that I notice the biggest difference in quality.

Carla said...

I just got a knit kit a few weeks ago and I LOVE it - frankly I would be happy to have several more- one in the house one in the car and one in a project bag- Love them

Mercy said...

What a neat idea! A nice, neat, compact way to store all of nice is awesome. I would probably say my scissors and my yarn needles are my most essential tools.

Vanessa said...

probably my tape measure; in fact, I really should use it more!

The Knitting Gnome said...

I would have to say I reach for the row counter most. I also like stitch markers and little scissors. I love the little crochet hook on the Knit Kit.

miraling said...

Stitch markers, hands down! And I'm always losing them. I bet the insides of my couches are full of the little sneaky things!

Katrina said...

I love my stitch counter(s) - I have several and use them for everything.

This knit kit is great! Never seen it, but so amazing for a traveler!

Sheri said...

I can be without a crochet hook and needle to weave in ends. Hope I win!

Sheri from KY

JuliaB said...

I use my stitch markers more than anything and my crochet hook for fixes is a close second.

Heather said...

Row counter. I'm hopeless without it.

Ginny said...

It's got to be a crochet hook! Great for dropped stitches, among other things. The Knit Kit looks absolutely awesome!

VeganCraftastic said...

I always have a pencil and scrap paper nearby to keep track or rounds, repeats, things like that.

Tanzi said...

So far it's my tapestry needle, but that's because I've not yet knitted anything too complicated where I really needed to count rows or measure. But I have to weave in my ends all the time!

HL said...

row counter---definitely the most used.

I have at Knit Kit--got it for Christmas. I adore it and it goes everywhere with me. Keeping wishing I had two tho so I could keep it in other project bag...

Sursi said...

My most important tool is a pen and post its.

livin4fishin said...

My old faithful tape measure. It is ugly, but works well. Stitch markers are good too. They can be so important depending on the project.

kirika3 said...

Ty Ve for another great giveaway! that kit looks like it would be a lot of fun to have.

Barbara, that reindeer suit looks like it would be a lot of fun to knit and wear. congrats on the grab :D

Jan L said...

Even though I keep a a little tin box of my knitting essentials next to me at all times I guess I'd have to say my row counters are the tool I rely on the most. I think I have one of every version available. You can never have too many row counters especially when you like to work on several projects at once.

Nice to see the KnitKit has made an updated version. Looks like such a handy thing to toss into your knitting bag when "on the go."

obee27 said...

Right now, my knitting buddies are the best thing I have, they seem to carry everything I can't find in my bag, they would love me to own this knit kit!

penelope10 said...

It would have to be my measuring tape. I love all the exciting tools.

Holly said...

As a relatively new knitter, I find that a row counter is an invaluable tool. I find myself checking my pattern at the end of every row and it really helps me keep my head on straight.

jessecreations said...

I use my row counter like crazy lately because I have been knitting a lot of shawls and I need to keep track of where I am in the pattern.

Jess

Marlitharn said...

Stitch markers - I like to knit lace, and I knit a lot at work, which means I must be able to drop my knitting at a moment's notice to answer a phone call. As long as I have plenty of stitch markers I have no problems finding my place again.

kshotz said...

I haven' seen the Knit Kit yet, so this fascinated me! Looks like a great tool!

Kim in IA

K said...

Oh man, I have been lusting after a Knit Kit since I saw one on FrenchPressKnits!

My tape measure and stitch markers are my favorite and most necessary tools, though I am constantly losing stitch markers!

kat said...

I'm always reaching for my stitch markers. I can't believe how often I use them... I have some in my purse, in the bedroom, in the library... ;) Great giveaway!

Lizbert said...

I probably reach for my row counter and tape measure most often. But stitch markers are always the item that when I don't need as often, but when I reach for them I can never find them.

Jamie said...

Oddly, a crochet hook! Easy peasy to pick up dropped stitches with.

Krystal said...

My most used tool is my tape measure, but it is kind of a tricky question. It really depends what I am knitting. I have had the Knit Kit on my Christmas, birthday and Mother's Day list for a year, but I live with all males, so they haven't gotten the hint:-)

Nupur said...

My favorite tool- my computer! I find myself logging on all the time in the middle of a project to check out techniques etc. Or to check Ravelry forums to see if anyone has advice about a pattern.

squiggi said...

I need to have a crochet hook handy. Helps me to fix any mistakes I might make

StaceyKnitsIt said...

I have really long tweezers that I always use for weaving in ends, picking up dropped sts., or if I need to pull/manipulate a yarn end for some reason. These are a must for me.

I have all the other usual tools needed for most projects.

I've don't have a knit kit; looks very handy.

Spikey said...

Definitely a crochet hook. Can be used to pick up dropped stitches, fix mistakes, work as an impromptu cable needle, stitch holder, measuring tool, etc.

Kimberly said...

tape measure...most definitely. I'd love to give a more 'unique' answer but it is by far the one thing I use the most and find myself scrambling to find when its lost!

tothfamily25 said...

the best part is having them all in one place, stitch counter a must

LaDonna said...

The Knit Kit is one of the most ingenious inventions that I've seen in a long time. A friend of mine has one and I covet it, I just haven't bothered to get one for myself.

My most reached for tool is definitely a crochet hook. I'm a perfectionist and constantly drop stitches back if I'm not happy with them.

Missy knits said...

I love my notebook of notes...it looks pretty shabby and beat up, but I am constantly keeping row count and making notes to myself while working on a project. I would be lost without it!

Missy said...

My tape measure is used most often.

Heidi said...

Just lost my scissors in the airport! So sad... I'm convinced it was regulation but didn't have time to argue. I also use my cable needles alot... pick up stitches, hold stitches.

bigheidi on ravelry

neejess said...

Probably row counter & Post it's.... Love the bejeweled look. Probably have to copy it if won.

becky said...

I use my sewing needles and tape measure all of the time.

Tanya said...

What a clever idea! I find myself reaching for my tape measure most often. I'm getting better though at eyeballing inches.

Kniftyknittingmom on Rav

Mary LeMaster said...

What a great idea!! I am always loosing things too especially when it is NEEDED!!

Jen said...

Very cool little kit! My must have tools are a tape measure and stitch markers
jendada on Ravelry

Erin said...

Tape measure, hands down.

A friend has one of these and LOVES it.

Jenn said...

what a nifty gizmo!!! stich markers keep me from going crazy!!!

heather said...

I love my little japanese tape measures ... they're so cute and quirky!

Rebekah Pope said...

My tape measure is what I go to most when knitting.

Krafty_Katie said...

I would say tapestry needles and scissors are the two things I use most and ALWAYS keep with me.

Rosie said...

My favorite tool is the darning needle. You can't finish any project without it!

StephCat said...

my needle gauge -- I usually have multiple designs I'm working on at the same time, at different points in the process, so I have needles all over the place.

Jean Ashley said...

I have two knit kits, and probably need/want a third. I mostly reach for my stitch markers and the crochet hook when knitting, because 1) I don't want to make mistakes and 2) I make mistakes anyway.

Jean Ashley said...

I have two knit kits, and probably need/want a third. I mostly reach for my stitch markers and the crochet hook when knitting, because 1) I don't want to make mistakes and 2) I make mistakes anyway.

Young Knit Chick said...

I would say the scissors since I can never seem to find them when I need them, but I'm also desperate for a row counter.

Kim said...

My row counter is probably my most important tool -- after the needles of course. I also have a tiny crochet hook designed to help pick up dropped stitches. Its size is really helpful on fingering weight yarn.

Natalie Servant said...

My tape measure & my scissors are the things I'm always hunting for to help me with my knitting

Karen said...

My row counter is the thing I reach for the most. If only because I'm counting every row LOL. But seriously I have a bunch of them tied to slide across the needles of each of the ongoing projects.

Rav ID KAMAOR

Sarah Lewis said...

my most reached for item is probably a tie between a crochet hook, tape measure and yarn needle. i can never find the yarn needle tho!

Sherry said...

My favorite tools would have to be stitch markers. A kit to hold everything would be so handy.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for having this fun contest! :)

I guess the tools I use the most are row counters, little safety-pin stitch markers, and cable needles.

I would LOVE to win a Knit Kit. :)

Purlescence (Ravelry)

Kristy Lorenz said...

My favorite tool is my row counter! I think I have around 10 stashed in different places throughout my house and the car. Tape measure is a close second, but I keep misplacing them and have resorted to nailing a meter stick in my bedroom for just such an emergency.

Lisa B said...

Just purchased a row counter and absolutely love it. The knit kit sounds like it would be handy to have with me when knitting.

Rachel said...

My row counter! I cannot possibly knit a single thing without it!

Jen said...

Ooh, I've been wanting one of those!

The tool I use most is a pen - I keep track of rows and pattern mods on the pattern as I go.

Jen

katherinelynn04 said...

SUPER STICKY NOTES! I always keep my patterns in clear protective sleeves then use the stickynotes to keep my place, especially with charts. Plus if I want to make changes I always have a piece of paper to take my notes on.

Darlene said...

WooHo! what a great give away! and on mother's day(and 2 days after my B'day) what could be better! I say my favorite knitting tool would be the internet I always have my laptop going while I knit and can listen to podcasts, read blogs, and check out new stuff and patterns at Ravelry! But the knit kit would be my new fav if I had one!!! I love to knit on shore while my hubby is out fishing so it would be perfect for a take-along kit!

A fan in PEI,Canada(but I have a friend in the USA to send my winnings too:)

Catherine said...

The row counter is my go-to tool along with my tape measure. The kit looks cool.

Rachel D. said...

For me it would be a three-way tie between sissors, measuring tape, and my darning needle.

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Phyllis said...

Does my iPod count as a tool? :-) That's what I reach for the most and always keep near while I'm knitting. I love my audio books!

Jenifer said...

These are super cool! I reach for scissors mostly I think...

Naia said...

I consider my slide rule and engineers notebook my most valuable tools. If I don't size things down, they don't fit correctly. Poor fit takes the enjoyment out of knitting.

jlr said...

I knit a lot of socks from the cuff down, so I'm always reaching for my tape measure and tapestry needle for doing the kitchner stitch on the toe.

susanmhj said...

Hmmm . .let's see, it's atouch choice, but I would have to say my tape measure. Then it goes to my stitch markers, crochet hook, etc.

Janet said...

Oh boy - you should see my knitting area ;) tools galore...... it's hard to pick a favourite but I'd have to say my pattern tamer/ place marker, then my pencil which isn't really a knitting tool, followed by stitch markers and tape measures - I have several to hand!

Daniela said...

I had not seen those knit kits! They seem so handy and cute! I want one please!!!!!!! My plastic ruler for making measurements is the tool I reach the most, although my favorite are my hand made copper stitch markers :)

flossie said...

I am hopeless without a row counter. Hopeless! I have one for my bag and one for the house, just in case I'm ever in need of it.

Catherine said...

I keep all of my tools in a little make-up bag and am always asking my hubby to "grab that little brown bag in my knitting basket for me, would you please, thanks!" It would be SO nice to have a Knit Kit, thanks for the chance!

Laura said...

Oh what a fantastic invention and a great design!! I would have to say I use scissors quite often, in addition to a row counter (just lost my fav), tape measure, and needle tip savers.

Iva said...

Like Barbra, I too am an agressive beginner. After making a couple of scarves, I'm now into a sweater with plans for others by Christmas. So, other than my needles, the tool I reach for the most is a glass of wine ;)

Pandora's Box of FIber said...

The most used item in my arsenal (besides the yarn of course..) is a tape measure. I am an impatient knitter, so I constantly measure the items to see if they are long enough...

Too bad there aren't many knitty apps for the Android system...

ellen z. said...

Stitch markers, for sure. And a tape measure, because even though I'm totally a process knitter, I'm an impatient process knitter.

Sandie said...

The two things that I reach for the most while knitting are a crochet hook (to pick up a dropped stitch), and a large eye needle for weaving in ends.

The knit kit is such a fabulous invention! I would love to win one!

Sandie
zaftig2k at yahoo dot com
http://zaftigdelight.blogspot.com

JessieLynn Knits said...

My mom, who is also a knitter, ordered this real cool little tool a few months ago. It's metal and one end is a small hook for picking up dropped stitches, the other end comes to an angled point and is extremely useful when trying to detangle and pull out knots in your yarn. I always keep it near me when knitting, especially when knitting socks!

J said...

hmmm...I'd say small scissors, and a notebook and pencil to jot something important down before i forget it!

Kristy said...

I am constantly losing row counters and my scissors (which end up in the oddest of places such as behind my computer monitor??). To have so many great tools in one place would be awesome! I was checking this out at one of my LYS' but they were sold out and the one I was checking out was the shop owners and she wasn't willing to give it up!

Rzimmerman said...

I'd have to say my yarn needle and scissors - but then again the xerox machine is the best tool, as I make many copies of the pattern I'm using... that knit kit sounds super - glad you've tracked this one down!

|chee-uh| said...

A pencil so I mark down any notes! I don't use stitch markers or counters really. The next best tool is a small crochet hook, although the tip of a mechanical pencil can help in a pinch.
By the way, a dollar bill or any bill is 5", so if you are stuck without measuring tape, use your wallet or your forearm (size of your foot).
monkalicious on Rav

JP said...

I received one for Christmas and LOVED LOVED LOVED IT. Until I dropped it and the tape measure wouldn't retract anymore. I still have all the parts, but in different containers.

I'd say my favorite accessory is the row counter.

Amy said...

I grab my tape measure all the time. I love the Knit Kit. Thanks for the great give away!

Anonymous said...

Open stitch markers are always near my project when knitting. They help me keep track of patterns, and even hold a stitch or two when they have been dropped. I've even used them for making small cables. Multi-purpose tools save the day...ANY day!!! :) I would use and cherish such an item as the Knit Kit.
Kay M.
208 Maple St
Naugatuck, CT 06770

Tammy Bending said...

A little bling goes a long way, I love it!

beautyredefined said...

The things I reach for most are my tape measure, and then my tapestry needle. Stitch markers come in handy too, but I don't use them horribly often.

Great giveaway!

cherie said...

What I reach for most are stitch markers and scissors. Next would be a yarn needle to weave in ends.
I LOVE my Knit Kit, and another would be terrific for my other knitting bag!

Camille said...

I'm loving my iphone knitting app that I use for counting rows. I went looking for a knit kit this week for a Mother's Day gift, but they were sold out at both shops!

Irocknits! said...

Amazingly, I keep a long piece of cotton thread in my "knitting" tool bag and I use it all the time. To mark a row, for counting, I just lay it between the stitches, to make a stitch marker or to hold stitches so I can use the needle for anothe project in my stash.

Elizabeth said...

I live with my ruler. I have a constant battle with my gauge.

Kristin said...

I use stitch markers most, especially for those big cast ons!

Jillian said...

Oh gosh, probably a crochet hook for those "oops" moments! I also love my tapestry needle. I really enjoy weaving in the ends of a project. (I should probably use a row counter, though!)

Anonymous said...

This is amazing. I didn't even know I needed a knit kit so much until I saw it. But now it is clear- I NEED one! And so does my mom and every other knitter I know!

Jen in WSNC

MEBacons said...

I'm always digging around in my 'tool bag' for stitch markers and a crochet hook.

tiffany said...

my #1 tool would have to be a retractable measuring tape that resists warping& stretching for acuracy. My current measuring tape has to be folded over and over to get to store and i am dying for a knitkit so i can just put it away with a button

YarnOnTheHouse said...

POSTING FOR THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED. Thank you everyone for posting! -Ve