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.