Tuesday, July 09, 2013

A Winner and a Circular Needle Holder

The winner of the Tonga Treats 6 Pack is Carin! I have emailed you Carin, let me know your address and I will pop it in the mail.
Head over to the Timeless Treasures Blog and you have another chance to win another pack in the Sea Glass colourway!
The tangle of circular knitting needles finally tipped me over the edge on the weekend. I remembered there is a pattern for a holder in the Stitch 'n Bitch book. I used a Japanese print for the inside that has been in the stash for a while (it had a nice bit of white space to stamp the sizes on) and some orange Sketch for the outside. I made a couple of adjustments to fit the length of fabric I had.
And used some stamps and a fabric ink pad which I found in the mess that is the craft cupboard.

 I sewed the handles  a little differently to make a tie at the top so I can hand it on a picture hook or nail.
 And it can also be used to tie it when it is rolled up.
Now I can find the exact needle I'm looking for and they are not tangled in the bottom of the knitting basket.


Samantha Dennison said...

Oh, that's just clever! I hang mine over a spare part of my wardrobe, but sorting them in the way you have is just so much more of a timesaver!

Christine said...

Great idea! All of my needles are so unorganized. Sometimes I buy new ones and then realize I already had the right size. I love everything about your holder. I even have some of that same fabric laying around but I probably don't have enough.

Carin@Ullhärvan said...

Great idea! This is really something I have to make, or need to.

Sue Rostron said...

Love it. Can't wait to get my sewing maching back from the shop tomorrow and get sewing.