how to...make knitting needles.

Need a gift for a knitty friend?

Why not make them some custom knitting needles...with your own two hands.

It's easy...you can do it.
Promise.
You will need...
two dowel rods cut to 13in each
(your choice of width-can be shorter or longer also-depends on the knitter)
at least two big buttons...more if you like...you can't have too many.
super glue
tacky glue
pencil sharpener
sandpaper(nail file works well)
white candle
Start by sharpening one end of each needle with your sharpener.
Sand down the rough and too sharp parts with your sandpaper.
(If you want to paint these you can but do it before you go on to the next step).
Stack your buttons like so...biggest on the bottom...glue them together with super glue.
Put a dab of glue on the non sharp end of your dowel, place buttons on...
big one closest to the dowel.
Then put a dab of glue on the top of the button stack...
Like so.
The glue will melt down into the button holes and hold it all together nicely.
They are cute already huh?
Thread spools make nice holders while your glue dries.
If your dowel is not all that smooth...you can rub it down with the wax from your candle...this will make it all smooth and nice like. :)
Ta-da!
Pair them with some of your favorite yarn and you have yourself a great gift to give!

Want to win the pair we just made...along with this yellow, green and blue cotton?

Leave a comment on this post and I will choose a winner on Friday!

xo
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