… she decided to get a head start on the booties for Luke and Leia, using her new Jedi knitting needles.
If only the Trade Federation could do something about the outrageous KnitPicks shipping costs to the Outer Rim, she’d be happy.
(How? It’s the old fiber optic trick: internal reflection of light along the length of a carrier substance, but here the carrier is shaped like a knitting needle. You might have seen something similar at the dentist in the guise of a little “flashlight” that bends around corners. You might have also seen those fiber optic lamps that look like little fountains of light, or the novelty pens. As an idea for knitting in the dark, I think it’s nifty, but the potential weight of the battery case at the end gives me pause.)