I inherited a lot of knitting needles from my mom.
(among loads of other craft / sewing - related items!)
Confession #2 :
Until recently, said needles have been stored in a drawer in my studio
in a big bunch
wrapped with a simple rubber band.
No organization whatsoever.
Confession #3 :
I didn't care about said disorganization until I learned that there exist in this world
knitting needle organizers
like this one
or this one
Confession #4 :
This pile of yummy fabric has been BEGGING to be used
ever since I made these with it last year
instead of packing for my trip to Ireland.
Confession #5 :
When I say the fabric was begging,
I do not mean that I hear the fabric talking,
so please don't call the looney bin on me,
Confession #6 :
Because I sew (a lot!),
I opted to try to make myself a knitting needle organizer
out of that fun red & aqua fabric
instead of purchasing one online.
If I didn't sew, I would have purchased this one (Vive la France!)
or this one (owls, of course!),
because they are so stinkin' fun,
and because I happen to know that madbird's stuff is well made.
So, if you don't sew, go buy one from her!
Confession #7 :
I might have fashioned my organizer after the ones in madbird's shop.
I did change a couple of things, though ...
I added a zipper pocket at the top,
because I needed a place to keep stitch markers.
and I used velcro instead of a toggle, because
me and toggles don't play well together.
I hope she doesn't get mad at me.
Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, right?
Confession #8 :
I am a much happier knitter now that my needles are all organized.
Confession #9 :
I might need to purchase more needles to fill the empty spaces.
OK ... I'm done confessing.
Back to knitting.
(More on the projects I'm working on later!)