‘Tackling’ Circular Needles

I thought I’d share my circular needle storage/organization solution with you all. I don’t remember exactly where I got the idea (on the net somewhere!), but it seemed like a unique solution – and I love, love, love it!

Here’s my needlecase:

Do you know what it is IRL? A soft-sided Tackle-bag. That’s right, for worms! (Well, the plastic variety, anyway). Guess how much it cost. Go ahead, guess….. $5. At Wal-Mart. Came with 10 zipper pouches. I bought 10 more pouches at Outdoor World for $2, plus 10 smaller pouches (they fit as well) for another $2.

It has a zipper pocket in the front that holds my end caps, tightening screws, stitch markers, etc. Cramming the 20 extra pouches in was a little tricky, but now I have plenty of pouches for all of my circular needle components. (I splurged and got a ton of the Harmony interchangeable ones, btw!)

Anyway, I think it’s a nifty (and cheap!) way to conveniently store the circular needles. It even has a handle and it zips completely closed.

On another knitting note, I wanted something to measure my new (size unmarked!) Harmony needles, so I wouldn’t be lost as to what size they were. Of course, I could just get a little needle size thingamabob, but I don’t like those – some of them don’t have the half-sizes. The Engineer in me wanted a tool. A Caliper. I could have just spent 5 or 10 bucks on a plain old brass caliper. But no, I wanted the cool dial caliper. $30. To measure my knitting needles. Overkill? At least I’ll know to the hundredth of a millimeter the size of my needles. Need to know your needle size? Come to me. The Chemical Engineer will measure for you. ;-P

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About knitsbyheather

I'm a TKGA certified Master Knitter. I'm a knitwear designer and a knitting instructor. I'm also a stay at home and homeschooling mom of two wonderful boys. They sure keep me on my toes! When I'm not teaching or chasing around the boys, I'm knitting, designing, or reading!!
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3 Responses to ‘Tackling’ Circular Needles

  1. cici says:

    awesome case.. I really need to organize my circulars.. thanks 😀

  2. Connie says:

    What a GREAT idea! I immediately went and got me a $5 bag and will head to Outdoor World for extra pouches.Thanks for sharing!

  3. Brilliant!!! I love the idea. I’m not sure how your blog fell off my blog roll. I need to add it back on 🙂

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