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||Posted - 03/08/2008 : 12:06:47 PM
At Christmas I saw a neat baseball hat at LL Bean with headlights. The children bought it for me for my birthday. I think it will be very useful when we are camping or my DH is driving at night. I can read, knit, give directions.
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||Posted - 07/25/2012 : 6:12:30 PM
Did you go to LL Bean in Freeport?? I did, eons and eons ago when it was much smaller (and I was ... a bit ... younger). Great place.
I like your suggestion. I have an REI not too far from home.
Margie and Mimi (my hearing dog who doesn't knit -- yet)
||Posted - 06/03/2012 : 4:18:57 PM
A couple years ago I found a pair of "reading" glasses with little led lights in the corners of the frame. I use them in the car at night. They don't blind anyone and I can "see" enough to knit a simple project.
||Posted - 05/23/2012 : 06:13:14 AM
I pull my headlamp down to my neck when in the car. It is positioned better and then I avoid blinding my driver and oncoming traffic. Love to knit on our drives.
||Posted - 05/22/2012 : 05:28:46 AM
I have a Stitch Light that I got at Sock Summit (thanks again, Buffy!) and I like it very much. No glaring into people's faces, and the light is positionable right where I want it. It's a great product.
ravelry name - sheliaknits
||Posted - 05/22/2012 : 12:23:30 AM
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||Posted - 05/18/2012 : 7:52:17 PM
Just don't look up if you don't want to blind an oncoming driver and get in an accident! Those headlamps can be blindingly bright. I prefer one of those lights that hang around your neck and cast light down on your working area. I found some on Amazon.
Kim, Playa del Rey, CA
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 3:05:27 PM
I have a headlight that I bought at REI. I use it when working on intricate stitches when the lights are low while the rest of family is watching TV. Haha - hubby has accused me of trying to blind him, on occasion. I contend that it is his fault for asking me questions when I am trying to concentrate. When I look up to answer, he gets it full in the face. BTW, that is a great idea for hotel rooms - I will make sure to put it on my packing list!
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 07:46:23 AM
I also use one of the flexible tube shaped ones that is called a "HugLight." Another use for it is in hotel rooms that are now using the new dimmer bulbs. With the tube around my neck I can knit with no problem.
That was the reason I bought it to begin with. Then I used it when the neighborhood lost power. Now one is always in the botton of my knitting bag just in case. Great for more light when fixing a stitch problem too.
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 07:42:01 AM
I've used a few headlamps and a ball cap with LED lights, but my favorite light is one I found in a 2-pack at Costco a few years ago. It's a HugLight by MyLight: http://www.mylight.com/huglight-4-led-p-219.html
It's probably also available on Amazon.
It's flexible, goes around my neck, and aims better at my work than a ball cap which seems to aim above my work (and it doesn't mess up my hair!). It's also pose-able (wrap it around something or create a tiny table lamp, etc.), and has various light settings. In the car, I can better direct it so that it doesn't bother the driver and it doesn't shine in his eyes when I turn my head to talk to him!
Gosh, I almost sounded like a commercial there. I love it that much!
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 07:23:02 AM
I often hang my headlamp around my neck when knitting and watching movies. That way, my knitting is illuminated, but I don't blind my husband when I turn--and I don't have the weight of the lamp on my forehead.
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 06:54:22 AM
Meant to also say you bend it and wear it around your neck.
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 06:53:07 AM
I like the Twist A Lite, which is a thin, lightweight, bendable "stick" with an LED light on each end. You can bend and point each light beam where you want it and you can turn them off and on individually. There are a couple versions on amazon, but here is a link to one of them. I gave them to my kids and grandsons as well and they love them. Very inexpensive.
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 05:43:47 AM
I use my headlight to knit when the lights go out at home. A couple winters ago we lost power for a few days during a huge snow/ice storm, and I was able to knit every evening with the headlight.
My first one eventually broke (had bought from LL Bean catalog about 20 years ago for camping trip--used for knitting in my tent at night). So, I bought my second one from Home Depot in the flashlight section for about $9.99. Great deal. Every knitter needs one of these.
Also, they are great at the beach at night. No flashlight to worry with. Hands free.
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 05:20:47 AM
I bought one, and several other flashlight type things, at the hardware store last year when a hurricane was coming in. At checkout the gal was commented that the head lamp was a good idea to have hands free to clean up afterwards. I think she was surprised when I responded...I guess. I'm going to use it so I can knit.
Linda in Va
My Blog: http://wallisknits.blogspot.com
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 04:58:08 AM
i learned during the ice storm of the northeast a few years ago that every self-respecting knitter needs a head lamp. i had to travel far and wide at that time to find one. although it's a head-strap variety, i wear it around my neck more comfortably than on the head. wouldn't be without it.
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 04:51:32 AM
Not sure if we have the LLBean light, but we have many. I use it to knit in the dark when we are traveling. I keep it in my husband's car because that is when he is driving and I am ALWAYS knitting. It really helps, but make sure you don't turn your head toward your husband. It can be blinding. My husband also uses them for walks on the beach at night. A very useful gadget.
||Posted - 05/17/2012 : 04:43:34 AM
I used my light when I was in the Domican Republic with the Village Mountain Mission Project. We slept outside in hammocks (quite an experience) and we only had one propane light. Without my own light I wouldn't have been able to knit at night. I discovered if I went to bed with the sun, I woke up around 2 in the morning having had my 6 hours of sleep.
||Posted - 05/14/2012 : 6:27:30 PM
Christmas commercial with the kids wearing those and
www.ledstrips8.com waiting for Santa? They all fell asleep, and the beams of light made interesting patterns in the air. Never thought of one for knitting. It's been a long time since we've had a power outage, but it sure would work for that if you needed it.
||Posted - 03/11/2008 : 06:28:20 AM
Another option that can be used easily for knitting in the dark, or in dim places, is an Ear Light. It fits over one ear, like a bluetooth headset, and has a positionable LED beam. One of the advantages is that it is smaller and more directed than a larger light, but the beam is pretty bright if someone looks directly at it. They're easily and inexpensively found on line, or on eBay.
ravelry name - sheliaknits
||Posted - 03/10/2008 : 3:18:35 PM
Did you see the LL Bean Christmas commercial with the kids wearing those and waiting for Santa? They all fell asleep, and the beams of light made interesting patterns in the air. Never thought of one for knitting. It's been a long time since we've had a power outage, but it sure would work for that if you needed it.