my macgyver

the thing about a wrap sweater

is that once it’s knit (and blocked and seamed)

you need to have a closure of some kind

in order to wear it.

in a ‘best case scenario’,

the closure needs to be removable

and fairly small so as to not get in the way.

Kuomi_pic9see the little dark shawl stick on my right hip in the photo?

as i was finishing this sweater,

i went through the little basket of shawl pins in my bureau

(second drawer down since the socks live in the top drawer)

but, none of the shawl sticks were short enough

to not be cumbersome when worn at the waistline.

how to overcome the problem

was on my mind for days as i went about the normal routine

of vacuuming and dusting and emptying the dishwasher.

when a lone chopstick in the dishwasher’s silverware basket

caught my attention.

my husband came home that night and…

i should let him tell the story,

which he does over here on instructables

along with his step by step tutorial of how to make your own.

it wouldn’t surprise me in the least to hear he’d fixed a car engine with a wad of gum.

some guys are just that talented.

mine sure is.

photo by caryn scanlan photography.

‘fixed’ taken from 141:8 in the psalms.