Monday, November 17, 2008

Knitting Needle Keeper

So I finally got around to making myself a holder for all my knitting needles so I don't have to dig through a messy box to try to find matching pairs in the right size!

I'd seen one of these in a knitting shop and I drew myself a picture, but when I went to design mine I didn't look at the drawing... now that I look at it, mine is probably at least twice the size of the other one, but it seems to accomodate my whole collection, (including crochet hooks!) with some room to grow. I might need to make myself a small version for current projects though.

I just finished it up last night... didn't even take too long once I put my mind to it! And I think the next one will be much faster now that I know what I'm doing.
Here it is loaded.... (for scale, the longest needles are 17".)

The center pockets are for my circular needles. The two zippered pockets on the left are for my stitch markers and yarn needdles and cable hooks etc.

Here it is with the flap closed so the needles don't fall out the top....

Here it is all wrapped up.

Friday, November 7, 2008


I have to shout out a great big THANKS to the Emily Griffith Opportunity School Sewing Department for cleaning house and sharing the wealth!!

I got all this for $10!!

And I was just grabbing whatever seemed interesting! My little sweetpea wouldn't let me get away with any sorting, and her stroller wouldn't negotiate many of the isles. And after a very fast 40 minutes or so, she got hungry and cranky! I'd only just discovered the large free piles where I picked up some of the samples.

It's probably for the best though... the large garbage bag full of stuff that I bought bare balanced in the back of the stroller for the 4 blocks I had to walk back to where I'd parked.

The sale is tomorrow too, so if you're anywhere near Denver, check it out!!!