Making a case

Until today, my knitting needles, crochet hooks and miscellaneous bits have been kept in a drawer that gets put wherever there's space for it. It has been VERY DIFFICULT to find anything, and I've been meaning to make a case for ages, but haven't gotten around to it. Well, yesterday I finally go around it it! Here is before:

Needles and hooks BEFORE

And after:

Knitting needle and crochet hook case

It's so exciting! I haven't sewn anything in AGES, so it's a little wonky, but it works and is colourful, and that is what counts. My sewing machine got jammed half way through, and wasn't sure what was wrong, and I got rather upset. But then I went to THE INTERNET, found this site, which had the manual for my machine to download (for free!), and it told me what to clean. And it worked after cleaning! Who would have guessed! So I made that first container, but it didn't have space for my circular needles, so I made this as well:

And after:
Circular knitting needle case

It's a bit too long, but better too long than too short. I'm going to embroider needle sizes on each section, but it's going to take a while since I haven't done any embroidery since I was about ...twelve? I've already had to unpick one number.

My hat is progressing! I've had to frog bits of it, but I really like how the colours work together.
Hat in progress

If you ever have to do colourwork, I thoroughly recommend a colourwork thimble:
Colourwork thimble

It keeps everything so much less tangled! It is really quite wonderful.


  1. You go. Maybe I should clean my sewing machine before I even THINK of using it, after 3 years of neglect.
    I am not normally a burgundy/maroonish lover but that aqua/teal makes it delicious.

  2. It worked for a little without cleaning! But then it stopped. Heh.
    Yeah, I pretty much just grabbed a couple random balls of yarn and hoped for the best :P