Dirty needles

No, I’m not talking about hypodermic needles.

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Dirty knitting needles.

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These were from iPad Aunt’s house and since I’m the most avid knitter in the heirs, I brought them home with me.  They felt a little sticky so I soaked them in some soapy water, dried them off and wiped them down with alcohol.  Rubbing alcohol.

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There is still a bit of rust near the ends of most of the needles and I’m not sure what to do about that.

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Dip the rusted part in clear nail polish?  Ignore it?  Any suggestions?

4 thoughts on “Dirty needles

  1. WD-40 for the rust. Then you can soak it in Dawn (a de-greaser) to get rid of the WD-40.

    I also noticed the Playtex girdle container. Perhaps a good little tube for holding double-point needles? (recall I’m a crocheter, so I don’t know what those needles are called that you use making round things.)

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    • Thanks for the suggestion. I’ll try some WD-40 in the bottom of a jar so I can soak the needle ends.

      The girdle tube was the perfect thing to store knitting needles since it was long enough and kept them corralled easily. Most double-point needles (you had the correct term!!) aren’t that long – maybe 4-6 inches so that particular tube would be overkill.

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