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It's tempting to just throw your project into your bag when you're tired of working on it, but you might have a painful reminder when you reach back in later! To protect your needles and hooks (and yourself) when not in use, get some point protectors the next time you are in the craft store or your LYS, but in the mean time, you can use those pink erasers that fit on the end of a pencil. Your needle or hook might not fit snuggly, but you can jam it on enough that it will stay in place.