I couldn't stand it any longer. They had been sitting around rather unruly for some time now, and I kept moving them around, glaring at them the whole time. This pile of double pointed, circular, and normal knitting needles along with all the little extras like cable holders, stitch counters, needle caps and the like, was driving me crazy. Moving them from here, to there, and then somewhere else depending on where I needed to work at the time in my "sewing room" just was not working. Anyway, I wasn't really wanting to do the traditional "roll" because the sizes of needle of needles I have vary so greatly in length and circumference (not to mention the circular needles, how on God's green earth can these be organized?), so I made a bag (of course!).
I started out with this:
and quickly decided to add a leather strap with some cotton tape sewn to the backside (for stability) so it would be a little easier to tote around and this is what it looks like now:
Now all my needles fit in one place and I use the pocket on the outside for all the little extras that I mentioned before. Perfect.
I did take several photos when I made this bag so if anyone wants a tutorial, I have the pictures to do it, I would just need to know if there is an interest before I go through the
trouble um, I mean, take the time to do it! ;)
p.s. Many of you know my of my love of recycling so I thought you'd like to know that the orange cotton swirly material used to be a bed sheet and the leather strap used to be a leather coat. I'm not sure where the white cotton for the pocket came from but I'm sure I got it at a garage sale or someone gave it to me. Viva la recycling!
p.s.s., I am very delinquent in posting the how-to on leather handles and I'm not sure why I have procrastinated in doing it. Just want you all to know I have not forgotten!