Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Yesterday I finished a pair of socks I was knitting for Captain Chaos. I made him tube socks. I had to use only four needles. When I went to put up my needles I couldn't find the fifth needle to the set. After scrounging around all afternoon I found all my sets except two. I decided I needed a better way to store them. I had just been throwing them in a tote. Last night I made a needle roll for them. I took some material and cut two pieces two times the length of my longest knitting needles plus one inch. Then I measured my shortest needles and cut a piece two time the length minus one inch. I folded the short piece and ironed it then turned it so it was folded inside out. I then stitched up the two short sides. I turned it right side out and pressed it again. I sewed this to the bottom of one of the long pieces of material at one and one half inch intervals. Next I placed the other long piece of material over this so both long pieces were facing right sides together. I pinned two 18 inch pieces of ribbon to the inside of this sandwich at the top of the short piece I had sewed on. I sewed around all the sides leaving an opening about the size of my hand. I clipped the corners and turned it right side out through the opening. I pressed and then top stitched around the outside. I put my needles in the pouches, folded it over, rolled it up, and tied it.
TaDa! A place to keep all my needles safely. Next I want to do one for my crochet hooks. School started back today and we are trying to stick to a schedule. I built in sewing time for the schedule, just not as much as the past several months.
Sew Long for Now!


deb said...

Cindi, sure looks like from those instructions you know exactly what you are doing! Hannah made Jonathan a whistle case last year very similar to what you did for your needles. It turned out great even though she really didn't have a clue how to go about it. But he loves it, and it works!

Tammy said...

That's pretty! I love the fabric you chose! I will probably make a needle case (taller and narrower) for my regular needles. Right now they are doing ok in my sewing cabinet though. =)

lindiepindie said...

Very nice! You make it sound so easy. I used a pattern to make one for myself and it was a lightbulb moment. :o) I just had never thought of making a needle case that way. Pretty fabric as well. It's nice to see you sewing for YOU.