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Everyone who starts out knitting or crocheting buys yarn, but here are some of the items you purchase once you become a true fiber addict.
1. Yarn Ball Winder – Great for winding center pull balls of yarn
2. Swift – Holds the yarn while you wind.
3. Highlighter Tape – Great for keeping track of where you are in a pattern or chart.
4. Knitting/Crochet Bag – A dedicated bag for your knitting that possibly costs more than the yarn it’s currently holding.
5. Wool Wash – Dedicated detergent for your woolen knits that require hand washing.
6. Blocking Board/Wires – For picture perfect finishing.
How about big bins to store your massive stash? Lol
Blocking Board, Signature needles, books – lots of books on how and why and what – Patterns, knitting light so you can knit in the movies, stitch counters, two at a time yarn bags for two tubes – be they socks, sleeves, mittens – knit at the same time – wearable project bag so you can knit in line.
You and I must go shopping together some time 🙂
Hee hee – My yarn bag is a Vera Bradley Bowler (I don’t know what the fabric pattern is) so, yes, it costs more than most of the yarn that I store inside it.
I also have a variety of stitch markers, an assortment of tapestry needles, a little Clover Chibi needle case that I adore (because everything Japanese is AWESOME), a hanging garment bag for keeping yarn sorted by fiber type but still visible, an obscene number of aluminum hooks, a hook case (made for me by a close friend), an assortment of pens and a little notebook to jot down, and a small pair of rounded-tip scissors.
Fun fun fun – and I only crochet, I don’t knit (I respect it and have an understanding of it but consciously choose not to until I’ve increased my crochet proficiency significantly), so I’m sure there are LOTS of accoutrements I’ve never dreamed of owning!