Sunday, April 28, 2013

Knitting Needle Roll

Last week I did some more sewing for myself! To compliment my crochet hook roll, I made a knitting needle roll out of the same fabrics, a black and white linen and sketchbook-ish raspberry red floral print.

I wanted this roll to fit all sizes of knitting needles up to a 17, and in both the shorter  9/10 inch height and the taller 16 inch needle height. I also wanted the top flap to completely cover all of the needles, so that none of them slip out if I am carrying the needle roll around in a bag.

Don't they make quite the pair? Now onto a Double-pointed Needle Roll and a Circular Needle Roll!

Check out my Flickr page and Finished Projects page for all of the project I've knocked off My Bucket List.


Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Some Sewing

As most of you know, April 15th has come and gone and now this CPA can get back to some normalcy for the first time in a long time. 

I worked on a few projects sparingly throughout busy season, but none of them are in a state to be photographed for your enjoyment. 

I've done my fair share of day dreaming over the past few months and knew that one of the first things I would work on was getting organized!  First up .... a revamp of my knitting and crocheting tools was in order for sure. 

I totally ditched my previous crochet hook organization before I could snap a picture of it for you, as it was pretty hideous. It was one of the first projects I worked on when I started sewing a few years ago and it was truly atrocious. 

I happened upon this really great black & white linen fabric and decided to use that as the outer fabric, and then walked by this raspberry red sketchbook-like floral print that I quickly became obsessed with. Do you think they pair well???

I originally wanted to embroider each section with the respective needle size, but knew that if I did that before I actually sewed the thing together, there would be no chance of the embroidered section actually lining up properly. So I opted out. I also tested some fabric stamping, but it just wasn't crystal clear enough for my liking. 

I tested a few different models of this baby before I settled on this exact pattern.

For such a simple item, it certainly took a lot of thought. I considered the number/sizes of steel crochet hooks vs aluminum vs wood, the varying heights of the different styles of hooks as well as the different brands of hooks, etc.

Do you love it as much as I do?

How much would you pay for it at a craft fair? 

I am sooo excited to get organized after a hectic busy season and was even more excited to knock another item off my Bucket List. See this project and my other projects at my Finished Projects page and Flickr Account.