I have a whole bunch of skewers that have been in the back of a kitchen drawer for ages. They don’t get used much and actually, they probably get used more for things other than “skewering” food.
Did you know they are great for blocking cowls?
My Twilight cowl is drying (along with my sweater swatch). As you can see I’ve got wooden skewers in each end – great way to get things to be nice and even. Just put the skewers inside the cowl and put a pin at top and bottom of wooden skewer to hold it in place and no pins needed down the sides.