Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Needle Case = Stash Busting!!

Heidi and I both decided that this needle case from Lion Brand would be a great "stash busting" project. I used a bunch of left-over WOTA for mine (hence the crazy color pattern!). I made it to fit all of my current bamboo straights, but left room for a few more pairs. I'm not sure if I will ever purchase anything smaller than a size 4 or larger than a 10.5, but it's nice to know I have room for them if I do! The open slot in the middle is for my size 7's, which are currently in use for my Must Have Cardigan sleeve.

Now I need to come up with some sort of pattern for all of my DPN's. I like this pattern from Paton's, but it would need to have more individual pockets. It's a super simple pattern and would be easy to alter, so I think I'll pull out the rest of my WOTA stash and start it up.

I also finished the first of my Monkey socks!! And the best sock knitting advice I ever received was "As soon as you finish the first sock, cast on the second." So, following that advise, the second sock is on the needles! I hope to finish them soon.

Knit on!


HeidiQ said...

awesome!!!!! i LOVE the colors :)

hakucho said...

Love you felted needle case! I made a case for all my needles, regular and dpns last year. I made it from cloth and it's huge, but everything is all together. I'm terrible at sewing so it's not the best job, but it works.

happy knitting :)

Dawn Mercedes said...

those are darling socks!!!! I need to practice knitting again!