Monday, April 25, 2011

---taa daaaaa !

I knew telling you all about it would make me do it !... see
thanks you do all inspire me as you are such great crafters, finders and keepers.
Was originally going to do 14 pockets, one for each size, but decided to go for 2 sizes per pocket for the majority of needles to give me a bit more room in the pocket to keep up to 2 pair or so of each size.  The delightful woven tape with orange painted spots was a find last week at the Kikki.k shop, and a laundry fine tip pen for the sizes. I even tied my trusty needle gauge to the last loop to make it easier to find.

Now I realize that I have tons of the smaller size needles but very few pair of the 7, 8, 9 sizes. so I'll hunt through a few more bags of needles and see what I can come up with, and take the shopping list of missing sizes with me when I go op shopping.
For now I am happy with my afternoon's messing about, and will have to look about the 'decluttering' of the bags of unwanteds.  I have already made up a few tied together into pairs to take to the local Op Shop next week.


  1. I like it! I like that tape too :)

  2. I am so glad that you did it and it is wonderful!

  3. Fabulous! It's so nice to be organised! I love making little cases for things :) I've made multiple phone cases, a nice padded case for my laptop and even a special bag for my shakuhachi flute. I'm only a beginner sewer, but it's so easy to make something practical like that. Good luck with your bigger needle hunt!

    Xx Claire

  4. Looks wonderful I have always thought about makeing something like this but have so many needles I have the shorter ones in a cute box with handle now and the larger long ones still in the tin/bin thingy.

  5. Hey you're right Lyndel..that case would be perfect for my tea towels, much nicer than the plastic crates I keep them in now!

    Love your knitting needle organiser.

  6. Oh Lyndel how CLEVER....I bet you feel SUPER organised now....Want to come over to my place....I NEED some ORGANISING myself....SERIOUSLY.... :o) !!!

    THANKS for stopping by....I'm looking forward to meeting you at the SVJ-X....!!!!!

    Enjoy your week Lovey....!

    Tamarah :o)

  7. Morning Lyndel, I know the exact tin your are talking about, it is a real beauty! I would love to see yours, Tam x

  8. That's wonderful!

    I'm sick of having to scrounge around in my knitting bag in the hunt for the missing needle.

    I'll be making one of those in the future. Not much crafting going on at the moment. "Doris" is keeping me busy.