One gadget that belongs in every knitter's and crocheter's bag is Susan Bates Knit Chek. This is a tool that measures length, gauge and hook and needle size.
Every stitcher NEEDS this tool.
Highlighter tape is my #1 need when I'm knitting . The tape keeps my place in the pattern, is removable and reusable. The tape comes in several colors, so, if need be, one can use different colors for different sections of the pattern. It is much easier to use than other markers and keeps your pattern clean. It is an inexpensive and fun way to keep your eyes on track.
Speaking of markers, every knitter uses stitch markers to keep her/his sanity. Those plain round stitch markers do the job, but why not choose something entertaining to keep your place. Paradise makes many charming markers. This is a sampling of styles we carry:
One must keep track of rows in most knitting/crochet
projects Stitchers do this is many ways, from check
marks on the pattern to various tools. Our favorite
counting gadget is this finger counter. Put it on
your ring finger, and knit away. This handy counter
will help you keep track through countless interruptions!
Are you challenged and frustrated every time you attempt to thread a needle? If so, you need a Needle Beetle. This handy little gadget grabs your thread in a retractable wire and guides it into the needle eye. It's a one handed operation, and, with a small light, it is indispensable for anyone with needle threading issues.
Everyone needs "That Purple Thang"! It pushes, pokes, prods and makes up its own uses!
These gadgets are not all essential, but they will make your projects easier and more fun to create. They also make great Christmas stocking stuffers for crafters. If you need more ideas, send your personal Santa to the Stitchin' Den to shop at our Christmas Stocking Stuffer Buffet.