Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Gift: Knitting Needle Case
I made this knitting needle case for my mom's birthday. It is intended for double-pointed and circular needles and I really like the zippy pouch to hold all the other knitting tools.
It folds up in thirds and ties with a ribbon. It's hardly visible in the picture, but I quilted the outer layer with a large diamond grid. The pattern called for fusible fleece, but I didn't have any on hand. Using regular batting worked pretty well.
The pattern is from this book, Everyday Handmade by Cassie Barden and Adrienne Smike, which I picked up at my local quilt shop several months ago. The instructions were good and there are a number of other cute projects that I'd like to try, like this lady bug coin purse...
This Weird Science lap quilt is actually what made me want to buy the book. Love it!
But, actually, I should probably first make myself one of the knitting needle cases. I'm embarrassed to admit it, but I had to pull my dpns and circulars out of a plastic bag for the picture up top. Not cool.