Once I bought all the threads I could carry at Needlewoman East, I jumped in my car and drove another few miles to visit Waste Knot in Arlington. It was pretty quiet when I first arrived so I was able to take lots of photos (with permission) of things for you to see.
I'll show you the last thing I bought first. See the glass magnets on the upright display easel? They are from Lee Cox. The pink-rose-gold oval on the right in the middle row lives in Chilly Hollow now. I had a lot of fun browsing the books at Waste Knot and was seriously tempted by SuZy's Small Stitches from SuZy Murphy but I wanted that magnet more as it is so beautiful and in my favorite colors. Priorities, priorities....
I saw some very interesting gadgets here. I arranged a few on the counter for a photo so you could see them. The tiny pink package is a miniature scissors set that has a loop to attach them to your key chain, your cell phone, etc. They are small and sharp and easy to carry when you travel. Lori (the owner of Waste Knot) has been on airplanes with hers without any problem. Here's a better closeup than mine. These come in assorted colors and have a nose guard to protect the tip of the blades.
The stack of trays are magnetic tool trays. Inspired by similar trays in the hardware store, you can keep track of your needles, scissors and laying tools with these. The last item is called a Knit Light. It is a tiny penlight with a flexible neck that clips on your collar so you can see to stitch or read. While I was there a visitor bought one to help read her Kindle in low light situations.
Speaking of Kindles, Waste Know carries the new Lee leather Kindle covers and also canvases that fit the opening. The shop had both black and brown leather ones. The black one rests on the box; the brown is open so you can see the inside.
I took lots of photos of the huge variety of painted canvases that Waste Knot carries. Here are a few of them--
|Maggie Jester Cats|
|Patt & Lee cats, etc.|
|Kathy Schenkel? mini socks|
Tonight it's more Cha background for me. I'm not going to attempt stitching with silk ribbons when the heat index is supposed to be 108 today!
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