Last night, I treated myself to some unfettered crafting time to compensate for my loss of fancy knitting class (which Kelly Sue’s already boasting about–sometimes I hate living so far from civilization…I need snow tires…). Here’s what I made:
First, a hanging circular needle bag. I’ve been dying for a way to organize and couldnt’ find one I really liked for sale. There’s a girl who makes cute hanging bags on ebay, but the pockets aren’t marked. And those Circular Solution bags are really efficient, but not at all cute. Both versions hang from a hanger, which I always find problematic, so I made mine with a doorknob hanger instead.
It’s wool felt with some offset stitching, and has pockets for needles sized 0 – 17+ (the 17+ is a large pocket, which should hold at least 35s and maybe bigger–if I actually had bigger, which I don’t). The 9-13 slots are slightly larger than the others.
The behorned yarn ball started out as an accident, but I liked it & added a forked tail to finish it out.
The hanger is 4 layers of felt with a doorknob cutout. I got the idea from the buttonhole closure on a neck warmer Kelly Sue was wearing in knitting class last Wednesday.
Cutting out the little numbers was a bitch. They’re maybe half an inch tall. Oh, no! It looks like the 1 fell off my 10. Whoops. I’ll bet I forgot to glue it down.
The back has a little pocket for a gauge checker. I know I’ve seen a little one at the Yarn Barn, so when my January no-spendy thing is over, I’m going to buy it.
I also started my We Call Them Pirates hat, which is more boat than hat, becasue I didn’t bother making my swatch in pattern. I go up a ton in gauge apparently knitting colorwork in the round. Which, duh. But I’m not so bright.