Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Getting Organized

So, for months I have been thinking that my needle/hook collection has greatly outgrown the storage system I had in place for it.

Two days ago I spent half an hour looking for my 6" size 4 DPN's before I finally decided to just pull the 8" size 4's out of another project. Three hours later I found the 6" needles while looking for something else.

So, I decided it was finally time for a new needle organizer. I spent several hours this afternoon working on a new one. It has about 80% of my needles in it in the photo.

The front has (from the bottom up) a row of 4" pockets for crochet hooks, a row of 5" pockets for short DPN's, a row of 8" pockets for long DPN's, a row of 9" pockets for straight needles (I rarely use straights, and no longer than 10"), and a row of 4" pockets for extra items, like my 4" Addi DPN's, and cable needles.

The back has a row of slots for circulars, several small pockets for notions, and a row of pockets for jumbo needles, and afghan hooks.

It is so nice to have everything fit finally! I have marked the pockets, so I know what size the needles are. Now all I need is the discipline to put things back where they belong when I am done with them!

If I could only make one of these to hold all that yarn....

10 comments:

Lil Knitter said...

You are a genius! That is one awesome way to store your needles. I have the same problem myself. If they aren't in the needlecase I got from you then it's time to start hunting. I usually end up doing the same thing...pulling some out of one project to use for something new.
Love that fabric too...not only useful but so pretty.
Hugs!

gerry said...

looks great!

i love mine and use it all the time- and it really does help keep track of what's where.

Cat said...

OH WOW!!! What an awesome needle holder. I love the pattern of that fabric.

Hugs!!!

Lynne said...

That is amazing! I love the fabric you used too. I love the needle case you made me, I just have to remember to put the needles back when I am done with them. :)

Joansie said...

Fantastic! Now that means you get to knit more instead of looking for needles. :>)

Deb said...

This is so cool! Did you make this yourself?

Deb

knitterbynature said...

There's nothing like a custom made needle case - or two. I love them! I really should get more organized myself...

Anita O said...

Wow, that's simply gorgeous, and functional to boot! And how ingenious that it uses BOTH sides!!

Toni said...

OH I am so green with envy.. this is the perfect way to stay organized!! I love it!

Happy House Quilts said...

I love the fabric too...nice job on the placement of those circles!
Jodi