Fellow fiber fanatics, what would you do if you found yourself with a lovely pile of yarn, and no hook or needles to use it?
Such a position I found myself in today at a friend's Baby Shower. All these lovely bits of yarn wasted on a a game of 'Estimate The Size of Mama's Belly'. Blues and Greens, my favorite colors. I just could not let them be tossed. First I made a little yarn baby for the guest of honor.
Then I decided to tie the leftover bits into a ball to make a hat. But alas, no hook. I ran out to the car, no hook... I looked around the kitchen, found a pen and pencil holder. I thought maybe I could use a pen or something, but I am simply not a knitter, I need a hook. I decided to try the cap off one of the pens and realized I could bend the tip to create a hook of sorts. The work was a bit slow, but it gave my hands something to do while the guest of honor opened her gifts. By the end of the shower I presented the expectant mama with a crocheted hat for her eagerly awaited babe.
So, if you are ever in an emergency situation, keep in mind that pen caps can be very useful.