Thursday, September 11, 2008

Cool Tools

I've been looking at these knitters' tools from Karatstix for quite a while now. I've wanted to get one of her WPI (wraps per inch) tools for quite a while, but everything in her etsy shop seems to sell out so quickly I never could get one.

And then I saw the set that Illi had custom ordered with her dogs pictured - so I decided to try and order a set inspired by Sherman. After a couple e-mails and an exchange of pictures I was assured that a likeness of Sherman was possible and that I'd have my tools in a few weeks.

I think the likeness is right on and better than I'd even hoped it would be. She even got a couple of different poses too. I probably got a few more tools than I'll ever need but it was hard to choose and they are unique.

I love the WPI tool and I'm now have that on my key ring. The little oval piece with the ring attached has instructions for kitchner stitch on the back. There are bobbins to hold emergency sock yarn, a knitting stitch guage. a couple different needle sizers, and some stitch markers too. Just about everything I could possibly need. If you are looking for your own cool tools or a neat gift for a knitter contact Karatstix. She does small orders too. You don't have to go overboard like I did, just order the tool that's right for you.

7 comments:

Bezzie said...

Sherman's a star!!! She nailed his likeness didn't she? Very cool!!!!

Monika said...

That's a wonderful find! I think those things are awesome! Sherman is so handsome, and I think he knows it! ;o)

Stacey said...

those are great!!!!!!

Pam the Yarn Goddess said...

Karen did a wonderful job of putting Sherman on all your tools! She's an extremely talented lady.

I just had to tell you that I carry the full line of her tools in my shop, Yarny Goodness:

http://yarny-goodness.com

and usually get the first new things she comes out with. We're good friends, and she lives right across the Bay from me, so we often have lunch. She'll be coming out with some new items soon, and I've already put in my order for them. I can't say what they are, but they're ultra-cool...

I'm sorry for pimping myself, but I just had to do it. Thank you. :)

Trillian42 said...

Those are awesome! She did a fantastic job with Sherman. I'm totally in love with my set, too. :)

Zonda said...

Definately Sherman!! Hehe..I sneaked a peek at her Etsy site the other day, when I was showing my LYS co-owner them. She was looking and I kept saying, yep, I know her, and her and her.. Ohh now she's got new ideas too..yikes!

May said...

Ohhh they look FABULOUS!!