As all is better now and the tissue use has majorly declined, I hope to be blogging loads again :) So sorry for the hiatus there, nearly 2 months! I cant believe it...
Anyway, I little while ago, I made my knitting needle case. I dont really knit a lot, mostly because it takes too long and I'm really not that good yet. But over the years I have gathered a few needles and they're just lying around. So when I found this fantastic fabric at Herstmonceux I knew that had to be my knitting needle case. (I actually forgot to blog about the fabric when I blogged all my other purchases there, woops!). I found this lovely shop where I found a ton of buttons, and I also found a FQ of this beige fabric with cats and wool on it. It was just perfect!
Isnt it just the cutest? I think it is perfect :) This is actually the case done already but I did want to post a decent picture showing the fabric.
Originally I wanted to add some black and purple on the inside, but I only had black and beige left and I am really trying not to buy any new fabric that I wont be using immediately. So I used black and beige instead which also works quite well. After some browing on tipnut.com, I found many tutorials, and I sort of combined them to get the look I wanted. I didnt need a huge case with lots of storage, especially since I have like 3 set of needles at the moment, and one of them is actually being used. So I just made a few pockets, thinking I can always add more later:
I used the entire FQ for the base, and lined it with beige. I then sewed on the pocket in black (also lined with beige) so it is quite thick on the bottom so that the needles wont peek through too much. Here you can see how many needls I have ;)
I left enough space on the top so this can be folded over the needles so they wont fall out when the case is upside-down (you never know, I am very clumsy). I added purple ribbons on each side to tie the case. I also still had to ribbon and it matches perfectly :)
This is the case rolled up. I think it looks really nice :) Yes, I could have rolled it a little nicer but this was a fairly quick project for a change which was great! I know this isnt much of a tutorial, but the idea in itself is very simple so maybe some of you can use it anyway.
Now all I have to do is actually improve my knitting and learn how to read a knitting pattern... But at least I'll have something to get me through the summer :) Knitting is great to carry around at medieval fairs, especially since they didnt really have a sewing machine yet back then!