They’re such evil little critters but so necessary for blocking my knitting. I think the packers must’ve
hid packed those along with my back machine handles. It’s time to block my Camp Loopy Project 3 and I have searched high and low for those blocking wires and they are nowhere to be found. Vince and I went to Home Depot and explained to the lady what we needed. I need something that’s very strong . . won’t bend, kinda like a wire clothes hanger but is very smooth with no rough edges! She thought I was nuts but showed us some 1/8th inch steel rods. They’ll rust but maybe they’ll last til I find my wires.
Don’t mention that Vince isn’t wearing a green shirt. He’s getting a complex about running out of green shirts! 🙂 He sat down with a file and smoothed the edges of the rods so I can use those for blocking wires, til mine get found.
What a great guy he is . . most of the time! 🙂
Eden hunt says
You might try a quick coat of clear spray paint/sealer to minimize the danger of the rods rusting on your project this time. They also make that shrink stuff for wiring projects that comes in long tubes… If there is a size small enough to slip onto the rods and then shrink to be tight on the rod when you hit it with some heat that would be ideal. Good luck.
Yeah, that Vince…he’s a keeper!
I thought he was knitting when I first looked at the photo!! Has he given up making a quilt with his sewing machine?
I think the sewing machine stayed in MO but I’m afraid to ask.
Judy D in WA says
Vince is so stinkin’ cute! 😉
Filing and smiling!! What a great guy!! Hmmmm does he give lessons????
he is a keeper Judy 🙂
Could you spray the wires with a clear sealer before using them to keep the rust down?
Linda in NE says
Just look at that cheesy grin!!! Vince loves being a Blog Star. And so handy too. Better keep him.
I say use a little clear nail polish on the rods.
Linda B in MI says
Vince looks good in yellow, better than green, bet he would look good in blue too
Shirley Albertson Owens (sao) says
Glad you are getting your blocking wires! Vince sure is handy!!!
sao in Midlothian, VA
Ray J says
Vince is so cute and also very helpful. Hope you are thankful for him. 🙂