Saturday, June 02, 2007

Why yes! You CAN use power tools in knitting

So there was a bunch of talk on diaperpin about how you can use a handmixer to make a twisted cord for your drawstring. I don't have a handmixer. I have a kitchenaid. There's a handmixer somewhere in storage, but who knows where and I'm not going hunting. Cabinet space is at a premium you know.

So you take one hook screw thingy...


and stick it in a power drill


and spin it! I tried to take a picture of that, but no dice. It's hard to take a picture of yarn stretching across the room when you're holding a drill and have scissors in your mouth. (They warned me to have the scissors close to hand for this. I took no chances.)

So anyway I got a lovely twisted cord


And put it into the newborn longies I was making


And the bonus with the drill...
It has a reverse if you do too much and need to untwist some.

6 comments:

briannef said...

Brilliant. The drill is so "hardcore!" LOL

Jess said...

Now that... is definitely some southern charm. lol! Way to be inventive!

Megan said...

Great idea! Now I'll have to go and borrow my Dad's drill! :)

Grumpy said...

Oh my dh will love that.... 'scuse me dear I'm knitting, May I borrow your drill?! Cool tool!

Sarah said...

Drills have many uses - before I bought my Kitchen Aid, it was my mixer!!

Definately a great idea :)

Sandara Parker said...

Wow. That was a great idea! Let me try it! Thank you. Now, I need to buy more tools at United tools Clayton.