Sunday, February 27, 2011

The Zen of Mismatched Needles

Our home is now well and Tilly-proofed: covers on the electrical sockets, sharp corners padded. But none of that does a bit of good if there are sharp metal eye-pokers and pointy wooden bottom-spearers (i.e. my un-put away knitting needles) lying on every chair and table.

So, with two large rectangles of my favourite IKEA fabric, a scrap of twill tape, and a collection of little numbers cut from the selvedges of fabrics, a little knitting roll was sewn up. It houses quite a motley collection of needles -- some colourful aluminium loners inherited from a friend, some wooden widows who lost their partners to a ravenous puppy Bella, and everything from a set of seven double-pointed size 0's to a pair of pink hunka-munka 17's.

All neatly rolled up, even the most curious Tilly can get her hands on it without danger!


Kat said...

Oooooh, the selvedge numbers are brilliant.

KJ@letsgoflyakite said...

Totally agree with Kat, above. What an amazing use for selvedges. Beautiful needle holder!

Squiggly Rainbow said...

Gorgeous! I have my collection of needles in my Grandma's old depression glass water jug on my mantle-piece! I started to collect wooden knitting needles after borrowing my mums. I have been thinking about making a new collection of just RED ones! xo

Kathryn said...

I love IKEA fabric, and great idea with the numbers!

My friend sewed me one of these in high school and I still use it to this day!

Hana said...

you have a gorgeous collection knitting needles!