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Sunday, April 06, 2008

Where my needles at?

Today I made a circular needle holder.

I've had this idea buzzing around in my head for a while and I thought I'd give it a go. I was kind of thinking that if they look like they might be practical and pretty then I could make some for the wool fest at the OBDM. It measures about 7" by 3" and was based loosely on a similar one I found somewhere online or at craftster. There are 6 needle sleeves, made from medium weight pvc. I'm planning a dpn case too, based on the same principle.

I do have some issues though... I don't know if I should go for the pvc or plain fabric. The pvc means the stitching looks a bit messy although PVC has some great benefits - the obvious benefit being that it's see-through so you can see the needle; you can write the size and length on the front in sharpie; and the pvc sticks together to stop the needles from slipping out. BUT - fabric would hide the stitching and make the whole thing a little more tactile and softer (the pvc can be a bit stiff).

So, gentle reader, would you use such a holder? And if you did, do you think you'd prefer pvc or fabric...
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Taphophile said...

Very pretty as well as practical - reckon they'd be a winner. :)

Michelle said...

I think it looks really cute.

Can't tell you what I'd use though, as I don't knit.

How about fabric on the back and PVC on the front? Or would that not work due to different textures and thicknesses?

Georgie said...

Very, very nice idea, I love it. Id certainly use one. I like the pvc for all your reasons (and Michlle's suggestion is a great one too) - perhaps one needs a different needle to sew it? Ive never tried....

And bring on the dpn case - mine are a disaster area and Im longing for a solution!