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May 22, 2006

The Ultimate

When watching TV, do you and your loved ones squabble over the lights?  In the nona-household I want them on -- a girl's got to knit -- and the rest of the gang wants them off -- too much glare they grumble.   I'm a bit hard headed, so needless to say the lights stayed on -- stayed on that is until nona-son-the-younger gave me the ultimate present.  Drum roll please, a head light on a head band.  This gem of a gadget projects a sharp, adjustable beam perfect for knitting in the dark.  I suppose it's intended to be used when camping or spelunking, but it solves our TV dilemma.  The mob is once again satisfied and harmony restored.  Knit On...

The ultimate knitting accoutrement available at your local camping store.

May 22, 2006 in Knitting Accoutrement | Permalink


And it looks so sexy, too. :-)

Posted by: jessie | May 23, 2006 3:59:10 AM

I'm totally into headlamps! So handy! So many uses! Cool!

Posted by: Julia | May 23, 2006 4:16:50 AM

What meanies. I think you need to make them buy you some of those needles that light up.

Posted by: Rain | May 23, 2006 4:25:41 AM

Same issues here over lighting levels. I use one of those mini book clip ons, maybe a headlamp's next for me.

Posted by: gale (she shoots sheep shots) | May 23, 2006 4:40:04 AM

Well, it's unique, for sure! I don't know, though--wouldn't the beam be distracting whenever you lift your head to glance at the television??

Posted by: --Deb | May 23, 2006 6:38:31 AM

I've always been told that watching TV in the dark strains your eyes. In my household, since I'm the adult and I pay the bills ... let's just say ... it IS all about me ::grins:: !!!

Posted by: Beth | May 23, 2006 7:09:55 AM

Awesome! I wonder if you could get away with that in a movie theater? :)

Posted by: Tara | May 23, 2006 7:49:29 AM

That is just awesome!!!

Posted by: Isela | May 23, 2006 8:18:42 AM

How cool is that? I want one!

Posted by: Kathy | May 23, 2006 8:58:27 AM

As a knitter and a former field biologist , I warn you: Don't try to knit using the headlamp outside at night. Bugs will fly directly into your headlamp (and your face). Not that I've actually tried it, of course...

Posted by: Christine | May 23, 2006 9:50:37 AM

A second word of caution - don't use that if you are knitting in the car (passenger) at night. When you turn to look at the driver, *whammo!* the driver is blinded.

Posted by: June | May 23, 2006 1:48:46 PM

wow my knitting group always jokes that at one bar we knit at, we need the assistance of a trusty headlamp, but no one has actually busted one out yet. congratulations nona you are one fearless trendstartin' machine!

Posted by: erin | May 23, 2006 2:30:50 PM

I love my headlamp. I'm on my second. The one I got at Harbor Freight Tools isn't nearly as nifty as my current that I found on clearance at Target. This one has the option of using either the white or red l.e.d.; the latter purporting to be a night vision thing. I can use the red light in the car to knit at night when my husband drives, and it does not interfere with his ability to see and drive safely.

Posted by: Sarah | May 23, 2006 11:55:22 PM

What a great idea! We have the same power struggle here. =)

Posted by: Faith | May 24, 2006 6:11:04 AM

You gals are crazy! What I want are the 10X power magnifiying goggles my Dad uses at work. (he's a dentist) Paired with a headlamp I'll be ready to knit with NO eye strain! And such a fashion statement.

Posted by: nona friend the oldest | May 24, 2006 6:38:34 AM

my dad is nice and let's us leave the lights on in the living room so we can knit. after all, we outnumber him! but that would be good for knitting in that car early in the morning or at night. and as i sit in the back i couldn't blind the driver

Posted by: callie | Jun 23, 2006 9:33:22 PM

A great blog here. Many like this cover, but did not address the theme of the magazine's blog. I do not know how we got 10 years ago, but the print media.

Posted by: jim rice uniform | Aug 22, 2011 1:58:31 AM

I know I'm years late, but I just stumbled upon this page and I just have to comment cause it's too funny! My boyfriend bought me a head lamp this past summer after the hurricane Irene scare and I haven't used it once! I just started knitting a couple of months ago, so now I have a use for it!

Posted by: Laura | Dec 6, 2011 1:43:47 PM

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