My little needleminder is one of the most important tools of my hobby. This little fella is only 1.25 inches in diameter, but he is a critical to my sanity. The needleminder is a gadget that has a small neodymium magnet glued to the back of it. It is placed with one magnet on each side of my fabric. When I am in between stitches or need a free hand, it grabs my needle and holds on tight until I can return. Without a needleminder, I would be sticking this needle into my fabric and causing gaps. I used to stick them in the arm of the chair. As you can imagine, that is a dangerous idea! I hope you are considering a craft, perhaps needlework, and will remember to grab a handy needleminder along the way.