thank you again for your comments on last weeks yarn along post, i know my friend was touched by all
the sweet words for her little girl, red riding hood. and it touched me too, to feel so much love.
i thought it might be of interest to share some helpful ideas i use here, all in regards to knitting of course. above is a double point needle holder. for many years i've tried different ways to organized these small, useful needles, until finally i made this...
forever, i would have put a bit more thought and care into the making ,and sewn straighter too. :)
it is super handy though, rolls up easily and ties to close with a piece of wool.
each sleeve gets labeled with the size and length. if you go one step further and keep the pages in numerical order, easily finding the needle you want is a breeze. (except if your like me and don't own the one needle that your project calls for). i've also attached one of those needle sizers to the notebook. sometimes it's hard to see the markings on the smaller needles, and this helps when you go to return your needles to the correct sleeve.
i like this so much because i can see what i'm looking for in an instant, things don't get squished,
the counter (i do use sometimes) doesn't get accidentally clicked. and best of all,
it holds everything i need for every project. and it's easy to move from basket to bag if i want.
always with me: needle protectors, needle gauge, pom pom makers, blunt nose needles, burt's bees (for soft hands, calculator, markers, counter, thimbles, measuring tape, needle case, diaper pins (my babies old ones, good for holding stitches and for reminiscing), scissors, swiss army knife, seam ripper, crochet hooks and cable needles (small stitch holders are in use at the moment).
i hope you enjoyed reading these tips, i have more (and i like to share). have any of these been helpful
to you? and do you have any tips you'd like to share too? i would love to hear. joining today with ginny
at small things and the weekly yarn along.
p.s. astonished about this