And I hit just such times this afternoon at swimming lessons.
Imagine the scene: PJ is happily in the pool and find a dry seat amongst all the other parents and take out my knitting (yay! 30 whole minutes knitting time!!).
I've got a pair of Fetchings on the go as pool knitting. Last week I had to cast on 4 times before I got a green-lighter (yarn issues), and that took most of the half hour. This week, I have one more plain row and then the cable row.
K4, P1 for one round.
I reach into my knitting bag........uh-oh.
No notions pouch.
No cable needle.
And 27 minutes of knitting time left!!
A mad scrabble around my handbag didn't even yield a pen. I resisted the urge to upend the bag on the pool deck, and to mug the woman next to me for the pencil she was flagrantly using to fill out a form, for heaven's sake. The only thing I could find was a (thankfully, large) safety pin.
Phew. Crisis averted.
What's the strangest thing you've ever used in a Desperate Crafting Situation?