Thursday, November 4, 2010

Flash Your Stash - Tools of the Trade

I really loved participating in Tami's Flash Your Stash Meme. It's a lot of fun and you also get to see all the eye candy in everyone else's stash! So when I decided to post up some pictures of all my fiber arts crafting tools... I wanted to do something similar to hers.

Basically, I show you mine, and you show me yours :) I've gone ahead and numbered my stash and included links I've found for the same or similar products at the best prices I could find. You know, just in case you gotta have what I've shown you ;) Click the pictures to view the full size.

1. Boye Electric Ball Winder
2. Yarn Tainer - Yarn holder
3. Mimi Creative Couture Knitting Needle Rollups - with various needles, but mostly bamboo purchased as a set from ebay, some steel and plastic Charmin needles, and a few Boye aluminums from walmart.
4. Crochet Made Easy CD and Knitting Made Easy - These are the CDs that I used to teach myself crochet and knitting. They are very clear and easy to understand. I've included the links that have both the book and the CD. You can buy only one or the other, but I found that both together were a big help. I reccomend these to anyone who wants to learn how to knit or crochet. I tell all those who want me to teach them to buy these before coming over. It makes the process easier for everyone.
5. Boye Needlemaster - I actually paid almost double the price on the link for these at Michael's. I don't knit a lot, but I do love this kit!
6. Thergonomic Craft Gloves
7.  A couple of boye circular needles.
8. Ashford Hand Carders - these things are great!!! Soooo much better than dog brushes, lol.
9. Denise Interchangeable Crochet Hooks Tunisian Kit
10. There are three spindles in the cup - 2 of them are from Butterfly Girl Designs and the other one is from Autumn Hollow Farms
11. An assortment of bamboo knitting needles (in all three cups), some boye aluminum crochet hooks, Crochet Lite Crochet Hooks, a couple tatting hooks, and a beautiful nostepinde from Katherine Kowalski
12. Embellish Knit Machine
13. Boye Crochet Master
14. Styrofoam Head
15. Cherry Valkyrie Turkish Spindle - This spindle is so beautiful and spins like a dream!

 Stitch markers from BetterBeadItDesigns and Intraclast
 Close up of my Fox stitch markers

In the bin : A clover row counter, a dog brush I'm currently using as a flick carder till my next paycheck, a french knitting bee and pompom maker, some more stitch markers, scissors, blocking pins, buttons, and row counters, cable needles and stitch holders.

And last - This spindle arrived after I'd finished taking all the photos and writing this entry.  It's another one from Autumn Hollow Farms . It's a 1.28 oz top whorl made from cocobolo wood with a crushed malachite inlay. It spins beautifully!

So, ok. Now it's your turn!! I wanna see!! Make sure that when you link your blog to this one through Mr. Linky you use the direct link to the blog post, and not your blog home. It would be difficult for others to find your stash once you add other posts to your blog. I can't wait to see what you've got. Add some links if you can, so we will know where we can get items like yours.

One last thing, the Mr. Linky asks you to leave a comment after linking. You don't have to if you don't want to. It's not a requirement that I set, just something that's on there automatically.


  1. Wow, what a great idea for a post! I will definitely have to take some photos & put them up! I have way, way too many goodies! LOL

    BTW, thank you for the book recommendation, I just requested it from my library!

  2. I love the spindle! Gorgeous inlay!

  3. Hey! Thanks for the list! Love the stash of tools!

  4. That's a wonderful arrangement of tools of the trade! Not sure I can face the effort of getting mine together from wherever they are (I am always losing odd needles, for one thing)and arranging them. And they wouldn't look anything like so impressive.