Monday, March 02, 2009

Stitch, Bitch.

Look what I made! I like to fool myself into believing that all I need to get organised is the right stuff. Plastic tubs. Things with dividers. Compartments. Pockets!



So I made myself a little knitting needle roll. Actually, I made two because I wanted to try making one to see if I could come up with a design that might be sell-worthy in the (soon to be) Etsy shop, and then I decided to make another as a birthday gift for a friend. They took a couple of evenings to make, in part because I was figuring out the design as I go.



I decided to use a fab thickish natural linen for the outside, and a funky retro styled fabric in greens and blacks that I bought as a remnant recently. It has 11 narrow pockets to hold a variety of needles, and I made the length of the pockets graduated from short to long to go from little sock needles to big like-knitting-with-a-pair-of-dildos chunky ones.

Do we like? I couldn't be happier with them if they bought me coffee and toast in bed, and then vacuumed. Oh yeah, and for the curved corners a cocktail glass turned out to be just the right diameter. THEY ARE SO USEFUL.

15 comments:

Cecilia said...

so cool! Can I commission one from you? For my DPs?

yani said...

I have something very similar, but nowhere near as funky and retro for my paintbrushes...

Note to self: must get paintbrushes out and do painterly things...

LynS said...

Super! Like Cecilia, I'd also like one for dpns. Are you commissionable?

LaDivaCucina said...

Yes, we likey very much. I think this would also make a great chef's knive holder and as La Diva travels with her tools, will need to commission one stat!

Peter said...

Andrew, you see there's a market for these things, so better score some funky fabrics and start sewing!

KnitXcorE said...

wow! that's lovely.

M-H said...

They are really lovely - the nicest ones I've seen. Love the fabric - looks just like some curtains I had in the 60s.

Ur-spo said...

I too find them lovely.

Andrea James said...

Your etsy shop is going to sell out before it's even open!

The Other Andrew said...

OK, I see I need to come up with a smaller scale dpn version! Thanks for the fantastic feedback everyone!

worldpeace and a speedboat said...

they are *spunkariffic* - I wish I owned knitting needles :-)

duanemoody.com said...

I am in love with that funky fabric!

Cecilia said...

I would also love a travel case with a few places for circulars, a few for DPNs and perhaps something with a zipper for markers and bits and pieces.

Michael Guy said...

YOU are too too much, Andrew! I love this creative side of you! Creative and practical; win-win.

Quatrefoil said...

And a very beautiful and practical and much appreciated present it was too!