Joe offered to turn around but I think he was just kidding. He still gets points for offering. I took deep relaxing breaths. Do I panic or approach this with the problem solving attitude of my friend, Alba. For goodness sake, she didn’t let not having knitting needles get in the way, how could I complain about my lack of notions.
I decided I could live without the stitch markers. It was just to aid in counting a large number of stitches I was casting on. The next “obstacle”, I needed scissors to cut the extra yarn from long tail cast on. Luckily I have a Swiss Army type knife with a scissor on my key chain. Crisis averted.
Thankfully, from then on the Knitting G-ds were kind to me.
Moral of the story: when I load a bag with a project, I will make sure at a minimum, I put a small crisis pack of notions in the bag.
What would go in this crisis bag you might ask?
- Stitch Markers
- Scissor (puppysnips, collapsible scissor, or yarn cutter).
- Tapestry needle a/k/a chibi
- Tape measure
- Crochet hook (fix-a-stitch)
There are several ways to carry this out.