For crocheters, use the rubber grip on your crochet hook. The fine point pen grips work on smaller hooks, up to size I. (For the smallest hooks, a little masking tape on the hook will customize the fit.) The broad point pen grips will slide onto size J hooks and a little larger.
For knitters, wash the empty ink tubes and use two as knitting needles. They're 3 mm wide, about a US size 3.
For sewers and needleworkers, make an etui to carry in your purse. Empty the pen "guts" and use the case to carry a couple of threaded needles, a tapestry needle, and safety pins for emergencies. Decorate it with tape so you don't mistake it for a working pen.
For beaders, store your beads by size and color in separate tubes. Poke the pens into a thick slab of styrofoam as a base. They're organized and you can see what you've got.
Measure the pen you carry in your purse, and you can use it as a rough ruler.
By Jantoo from Kenosha Co., WI
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By Sandi 05/11/2011
Very cool use of something that generally ends up in the landfill!
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