Ladies and gentlemen,
I would like to give you the ultimate tip for keeping a crafty or non crafty kid or adult happy on a wet day when there is nothing to do and nothing on the t.v.
here's my idea;-
you can make your own knitting needles!!!!!!!
Here's the idea,
1. start off with a simple pack of plain chopsticks(tesco's do 6 pairs for 85p)
2. find a pencil sharpener
3. a simple pink emery board or 3 grades of fine sand paper.
4. some glue(preferably UHU)
5. anything for decoration.
6. Some pretty beads.
7. a little veg oil or light furniture wax.
take a chop-stick and sharpen the end with the pencil sharpener,
rub down gently with the sand paper until its nice and smooth( as a baby's bottom)
give the sharpened tips a gentle rub over with the light wax,REMEMBER don't make the chopsticks too pointy or it will rip the yarn!!!
use the UHU glue to decorate the needles about 2/3rds of the way up the needle near the top,anyway you like.
glue a large bead to the top of the chopstick to act as a stop,
and when the glue has dried start knitting!!!!have fun and enjoy this idea for a rainyday activity!!!!
please note the average chopstick makes a size 5-7mm knitting needles.
thanks for reading this,if you liked this please pass it on!!!!