You may remember some time back I mentioned our zipper condoms made out of small pieces of garden hose to stop the zips from rattling against the side of the boat when it was windy.
I may also have told you about my anti-tapping devices, these being simple crocheted squares on a crochet chain that are tied to the arms of the cover frame and dangle between the canvas and the boat, thus silencing two other annoying little tappers when the wind blows.
Tonight I have excelled myself and knitted socks for the padlocks that Hubby purchased today.
This is some mean feat as I no longer have any knitting needles, and in order to make my squares last year (and Maggie’s little blanket), I had to purchase a crochet hook because I didn’t have one of those either!
You may be wondering why these little woollies were required in the first place.
The answer is quite simple, it was to prevent metal rubbing against metal on some important equipment that we have had to secure inside the boat.
If the padlocks were entering a fashion contest, they would win hands down in these nifty sparkling designer outfits, which show off their shankish shackled curves to perfection.
As the light catches the silver thread woven into the wool, they glimmer, shimmer and shine, all the while not detracting from their purpose of security, but with a certain style and chic.
The tools used to knit these wondrous warmers were none other than chopsticks, freebies from our last Chinese takeout that I’d put in the cutlery tray.
This is not the first time I have used chopsticks for another purpose than eating.
Hubby’s not the only one who can be inventive should the need arise.