knitnana: Working Weekend

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Saturday, May 28, 2011

Working Weekend

Working away in preparation for the fall shows, and also getting orders out of the way, so it's busy busy over here.

My niece has taken up knitting, which pleases me no end, and she's developing a small cache of needles (surprise, right?). She (and then her mom) asked me about a 10" straight needle case. She already has an Oressa double point case. Well, my niece isn't the only one asking and so, I decided it was time to get one into prototype:

I'm really pretty happy with this, except for the fabric I used for the pocket. That grid of squares is printed on the fabric ON THE SLANT. It is an adorable print, but there was only so much play I had available. The pockets should not ever be placed any other way than perpendicular or aligned evenly with the grain of the fabric. But in so doing, those squares don't line up one bit. I adjusted a bit, but...

Anyway, there's one row of pocklets to slip your straight needles into, and a nice "folder-over" flap at the top to help them stay put when rolled up...

It will slip into most of my knitting bags rather nicely (I believe it's a mite too tall for Posy, tho...)

I also finished an order today for a Glady:

Anyway, it's now time to head to bed, I've got Pandora on my Nook and I think I'm going to listen to a bit of Diana Krall before I hit the sack tonight.


Blogger Knitting Linguist said...

Those are beautiful! Congratulations on the prototype (even though I know that fabric was probably pretty frustrating to work around) :)

1:53 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the purple case! It's gorgeous.

12:24 AM  
Anonymous twinsetellen said...

Oh, I remember the pain of fabric printed off-grain from my quilting days. So aggravating!

Another idea for you - a travel case for some of each type of needle - maybe a couple of straights, some dpns, and a circ or two. I saw a mass market version in a knitting mag recently. Yours would be so much nicer!

9:05 AM  
Blogger Plain Jane said...

Love the 10" needle case, especially with the flap to help hold the needles inside. I think this newest prototype will be a big seller. {{{HUGS}}}

12:30 PM  

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