Knitting is a matter of two sticks and a long piece of string. But it is made more fun, interesting, exciting, whatever when you have some other tools as well. I contend that every knitter should have a snap press for the following five reasons.
My snap press from KamSnaps.
1. Buttonholes are so dang tricky.
When it comes time to work the buttonbands in a sweater project, I break out in cold sweats. What if I don’t get the holes lined up right? What if they are too small for the buttons that I chose? Or too large? I usually just plow my way through these doubts, and usually it turns out okay. But, since I got my snap press, I am free to knit plain, hole-less button bands and just attach snaps after the blocking. Easy. And easier for the kids to put on and take off, as well. So everyone is happy.
2. Baby items are more convenient with snaps.
I have wanted to knit a onesie for years, but am always faced with the same problem – how to change the diaper? Now that I have a snap press I can knit onesies and jumpers and all kinds of other baby things that are just as convenient as the store bought stuff, and infinitely more beautiful.
3.Purses are cooler when they snap shut.
As far as purse closure goes, you can’t beat a snap. And I am loving this pumpkin purse! (Pattern coming soon)
4. Snaps are cheap and come in many lovely colors.
This is my current collection of snaps, but there will be more in the future. All the colors, shapes, and sizes that are available makes my heart go pitter patter.
5. Shopping for ribbon adds more pleasure to the project.
When applying snaps to a knitted fabric, it is wise, even necessary, to reinforce it with ribbon. It is also very pretty! Once I started looking at ribbon on Etsy, I just fell in love with the concept and now have a little stash of ribbon that is growing almost as fast as my stash of yarn.
A snap press. It’s pretty handy. Every knitter should have one. I do. Do you?
I have not been compensated in anyway for this. This is all merely my personal opinion and I gain nothing by telling you all about it. 🙂