Nifty DPN Storage!
So, this week I was on vacation, you know?
We didn't go anywhere, and there were some days I didn't leave the neighborhood.
I had already decided that I wanted to make something fancy for my needles. I have already made a needle case for my straight needles (I used the pattern from one of the Stitch n Bitch books), but wanted something for my DPNs and/or circular needles.
I had some cigar boxes.
I had some spare fabric (ha!).
I had a sewing machine.
I had liquid stitch glue.
So, here we go!
Here is the outside. It's held closed by a black satin ribbon that wraps around it and tied in a nice bow.
Open it and marvel at the red velvet lining and Dia de la Muertes fabric.
The Dia de la Muertes fabric unfolds like an accordian, with DPNs encased in red velvet inside.
As it unfolds, you can see where my number 3s are missing as I was using them.
Yes, I even have size 13 DPNs, from a felted purse I made. Don't you wish sometimes you could rent knitting needles?
Here's a couple photos of the accordian stretched out. I left 1-inch spaces in between each "page" of needles for folding purposes. Look to the right behind it -- that's why I said "Ha!" when I commented that I had "some spare" fabric. That's only about 1/4 of it!
A WIP shot. This is how I was able to measure for each individual set of DPNs. What will I do when I get more? I don't know! I'll have to make another one!
The coolest thing about this? It fits on a bookshelf! It's not ON a bookshelf right now, mind you, but if I were to put it on one, it would fit.
This project took a lot of ironing, pinning, and sewing for the interior "accordian", and then a lot of measuring, gluing, and sticky fingers for the exterior. It was pretty well worth it, I think.