For some time now I’ve been on the hunt for a special knitting accessory. Yes, I’ve found some of what I was after on line and bookmarked some of them, but on Tuesday at the quilt shop, my eye did spy this little kit (oh dear, I’ve just noticed how dirty my cutting mat is, apologies!)with accompanying pattern to make…..but when I saw these pockets my mind went immediately to my knitting needs; I didn’t want/need this for pencils and colouring books, nice though that would have been,I wanted this for my sock DPN’s!
Because I really, really needed this baby, I cleared the decks on Wednesday morning and, UNbelievably, made it up on Wednesday afternoon. Yep, bought Tuesday, made Wednesday. I think it’s The First Time Ever I’ve bought a kit and made it up the very next day!
So here it isYou’ll notice mine doesn’t have stars across the front – wasn’t wasting time faffing with them, I was on a mission! I did faff with different colours Aurfil 12 threads for the quilting, and so pleased with how this turned out (such a fab thread to use for hand and machine quilting). Also For The First Time Ever, I machine stitched my binding down (always machine it on, but usually hand stitch it down). Again, I was on fire and hey, it’s a DP needle holder! Speaking of which, as soon as it was finished, hot off the machine, I hoofed it to the family room, garnered my various DPN’s, whisked them out of their packets and whoosh, in they wentand using a white marking pen, wrote the sizes on the denim above their new homes.There are lots of pocketsincluding a zippered one, and one behind that big enough for a notebook, or a skein of sock yarn!and the little pockets across the front are ideal for all those other knitting accoutrements.(Ooh, I’ve just seen lots of stray threads in this big pic!!). If I’d thought about it a bit more, I think I would have put bag batting between the outer and inner to give it more body (just a hint for you Kim), but overall I’m very pleased. The pattern was mostly easy to follow – had to think about a couple of steps, but as I made it all became clear.
So now I don’t have to crowd my knitting bag with packets of needles, wrestling to get them out. They’re ready, waiting in my new DPN folder! Ah, such satisfaction!!