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Sunday, November 27, 2005

Knitting Needle Case


The decluttering has resulted in my targeted areas looking more cluttered. I suspect that things have to look worse before they get better. One thing always leads to another and I took a break to make a needle carrier, as I had become obsessed with one while sorting my patterns and remembering fondly the project called the Traveling Quilter, a pattern by Patricia B. Campbell, put out by the Heart and Home Pattern Company. (I'm not sure they are in business anymore). This lead me to look for some Hobbs Thermore and to The Calico Cat. Scroll down on the page to read a little about Carol Kuniyoshi. She is always so gracious and helpful. She shared with me that she used to work at the Liberty House in Ala Moana back when they sold yarn. In my early knitting days I used to love to hang out at the vast and probably only yarn store in Honolulu, the downtown Liberty House. This is my first needle carrier and I made it for my double pointed needles. I discovered that I have at least 3 sets of number 5 and some other duplicates. I want to make one for the circular needles, but I'm still thinking about how that one will look. Who knows maybe I'll make a traveling one, too, although I usually use my Traveling Quilter for that.


I have gotten stuck on the two socks on the circular needle. I'm at the part called "shaping the heel". Somehow I can't visualize it. I'll just have to think on it for awhile, but the stripes are coming out pretty cool.

5 comments:

Brenda said...

Really nice needle case. I admire anyone that can do anything which requires a sewing machine.
I'll be watching you knit the 2 socks at once with great interest, I just can't get myself motivated to try that technique, even if I am somewhat interested.

debbie said...

i like your needle case! i made one for backtack2 and it took me awhile, but i want to try to make one for me; also want to try to make a tool case for my beading pliers - i saw one by lantern moon. still waiting to muster the courage to use the magic loop method for socks - still using the ol' reliable dpn's....

myra said...

I love the needle case! And two socks at once?! Oh my gosh! Wow!

candsmom said...

So sorry for the late comment...I've been on a strict no-blog reading lockdown for the past 24 hours. :-P Your needle case is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the fabric you chose. That's something I'd really like to make in the new year- I keep mixing up my needles in the cardboard box that currently houses them. And the socks look fantastic! Two at once- and on one needle, at that! I bet you're already down to the toe, you speed knitting demon! :-)

kimberly said...

I love your needle case! You did such a professional job. Whoa I also made some and posted pictures if you want to get some ideas for your circulars. Of course, mine are nothing like your gorgeous case.