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Episode # 42 (Happy New Years to Ewe!)

6 Jan

Happy New Years to Ewe!!! I hope 2015 is off to a great start!

KAL – WIP Bustin’ KAL  Runs now through March 31st. – Finish up any WIP casted on before Jan. 1, 2015.

WIP:
Jeck Socks
Vanilla Bean Socks
Wintersweet

FO:
Ishbel Hat

Goals
1.)  Get organized
2.)  Get healthy

My 2015 Fiber Calendar:
1.)  DFW Fiber Festival
2.)  Houston Fiber Festival
3.)  Into the Wool Fiber Retreat
4.)  Hill Country Yarn Crawl
5.)  Kid N’ Ewe Festival

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Knitting Needle Containers for the Wall

5 Aug

Last year, while still in the process of planning my knitting/sewing room, I found some white metal hanging plant containers at Ikea.  Here is the link http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90186094/  They were about $6 each.  I had planned to hang them on my wall, next to my yarn cabinet, to hold all my straight knitting needles.  Soon after setting up my room, I hung the containers and placed my needles inside.  I always felt they looked a little plain, so today, I tied a red ribbon around each container and labeled them as to size of knitting needles.  The ribbon is the same ribbon that I used on my multi-drawer cabinet and my decorative suitcase storage boxes.  I think the ribbon and labels make them look a lot better.  I can also easily find the size needle I’m looking for without having to look through multiple containers, since they are arrange according to size.  I also added some light-weight pompoms to the bottom and sides of the containers, to help cushion the tips of the needles and keep them standing up straight.  I’m happy with the results.  I might buy some tiny rubberbands to keep the pairs together, as I think that would be helpful.  Now to find a container for my double-pointed needles…