So when a friend asked me to make her a knitting needle case for her mum for Mother’s Day, I said, “Sure!” But I wasn’t sure how to do it – would I crochet one or sew one up?
I have some lovely coloured yarn, so decided to crochet one in a pretty plum colour. Alas, after crocheting for some time and getting near the end, I decided I didn’t like it. So, off to Pinterest to get some inspiration for a fabric knitting needle case. (What did we ever do before Pinterest??)
After looking at a few tutorials and taking a close look at an old (ugly) brown one I bought off eBay a couple of years ago, for the large selection of needles it held, I had a plan!
I found some pretty green floral fabric for the outside, a pretty paler green polka dot for the inside and pretty yellow gingham ribbon to tie it up. (Notice that “pretty” is my theme!)
Here is a picture of me trying to sew the pocket lines very straight:
It probably took just under a couple of hours from go to whoa – and it turned out so lovely! I was really pleased with it! This is it open with some knitting needles in it (note the flap at the top to stop the needles falling out – very clever of me, I thought!)
And all finished in time to be mailed to New Zealand for Mother’s Day! I hope she likes it! And thanks to Pinterest for the inspiration!
Till next time,