Oh, hey, it’s Wednesday!

How’d that happen? On Monday I took the boys and went to Walmart (although, thinking about it now, I don’t know why I didn’t just go to Joann’s. It’s only about ten minutes farther down the road) to pick up some fabric and supplies for a special project. You see, on Saturday I bought something:

clover takumi bamboo double pointed needles

Clover Takumi bamboo needles. (Also, possibly, 2 skeins of Patons Classic Merino in a nice chocolatey brown. $3.79 a skein, score!) They’re my first bamboo – in fact, my first non-metal – needles, and I am entranced. They’re so natural, and light, and pretty (and coughexpensivecough) that I decided they needed a proper case. I see people all over the internet popping out these cute little dpn rolls, and it looked well within my skills as the operator of a sewing machine. Yeah, despite my curtain-sewing prowess, I am somewhat…not inept, perhaps just less ept – differently epted? with cloth and a sewing machine than I am with yarn.

Still. As I mentioned, I picked up supplies on Monday. I wanted to use some fabric left over from a dress I altered (I hacked off the skirt and made it into a shirt) which is black with small red flowers. I didn’t bring it with me to the store – small mistake – but picked out another black fabric, some red bias tape, red ‘shoelace’ ribbon, a small package of thin quilt batting, and a card of buttons. Then yesterday I spent a few hours in my closet. The result?

double pointed needle and crochet hook roll

Reasonably satisfactory. It is not as far off of the square as it looks. It is slightly off square. And slightly wrinkled. And – well. Overall I am very pleased with it. See? You fold down the top bit –

hook roll folding

and fold/roll it across.

needle and hook roll rolled up

It hasn’t quite got a proper fastening yet, and I need to take it back to the sewing closet and further divide some of the pockets so that they’re smaller compartments, but it’s both usable and pretty. I like it! I would do a few things differently if I ever made another one (for instance, you don’t need to turn over a seam you’re going to cover with bias tape) but it was fun. I should really sew more often.

Oh! Good news. I found my F hook, so I can finish the pink and yellow church baby afghan!


  1. bezzie says:

    They are expensive–I like to wait for the 40% off coupons to buy my bamboos.

    Beautiful needle/hook roll–and you’ll probably never misplace your F hook again right? 😉

  2. April says:

    I’m in the process of teaching myself to knit. I have a few aluminum needles and a few bamboo Clovers. I can’t imagine using anything but the Clovers. I love them!

    Your needle case is divine. Much better than my store bought one.

  3. Abi says:

    Nice job on the needle case. Hmmm, I think I’m going to need to pick me up some bamboo needles after reading all the raves about them. On second thought maybe I should just wait or else I might go broke buying them in all the sizes.

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