Jane's Hooked on Crochet

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Monday, July 13, 2009

New item for my crochet bag

Back at the beginning of June I started a post entitled "what's happening in my crochet world". Then I just made a list of things that I wanted to expand into paragraphs, I had enough ideas to make several very interesting posts. Well, I got busy with other things and forgot about this start. When I went back to it this evening, lo and behold, most of the items on the list are very out of date. Out of sight, out of mind,...out of my mind,...
Well, here's one thing on the list that I will write about - highlighter tape. At one of our crochet in public nights at Borders, one of the knitter/crocheter ladies mentioned this great product that she'd discovered. It's a bright colored, but transparent "tape" that's just the width of a typical line of print in a book or paper printed from the computer. It comes on a roll of about 21 yards. Just snip the length that you need and place it over the print that you want to highlight. What's even nicer is that you can pull it up without ripping the paper, leaving a sticky residue, or losing the sticky. I stuck some small bits on the page protector that held the pattern that I was working on at the time. I highlighted the numbers for the size that I was working out of the 3 sizes in the pattern. It's now easy to see all the information that's pertinent for my project. Right now I'm working on a Learn Symbol Crochet mystery CAL on Ravelry. As different parts of the project are posted to the group, I copy the important parts onto a Word document and print out the next part that I'll be working on. I use the highlighter tape to mark the row that I'm working. Then when I have to double check something, glancing from yarn and hook over to the pattern, I don't have to search the symbols to find out where I am. This great find is going directly into my crochet project bag and will be going along to the conference.

If you're interested in check out this product, I found it at JoAnn Fabric in the quilting department. It's callled Glow-Line Tape and it's made by Omnigrid. The package contains the 3 rolls of tape, one each in yellow, orange and pink. The package of 3 rolls was about $4.
Check it out at "JoAnn's online"


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