Knitting, Dogs and More: Contest

Monday, October 17, 2005


Leave a comment regarding the following. How and what should I use to organize my DP needles? (won an auction on EBay for 10 sets in 12" length so need to work on this soon) Should I give up on the carousel mentioned in the previous post? Any tips, instructions to refer me to on either topic? Each commentor will be entered into a random drawing for a extra Family Circle Easy Knitting Magazine (Fall 2005). I somehow ended up with two of this magazine. I like it because it has a basic pattern for mittens, with fit tips as well as variations to make fancier mittens. Also in this issue are sweaters for guys, sweater and toys for kids. The drawing will take place Friday 10/21/05 after 5 p.m. PST. Winners will be announced Monday 10/24/05. Good Luck!


Blogger LB said...

I use a small wooden box with a velvet lining inside to organize my dpns. The box used to be a cigar box, now it's a knitting tool box.

12:15 PM  
Blogger kmckiernan said...

Hmm, that's a toughy. I purchased one of those Lantern Moon needle cases (or you could make one too) and put them in the pouch. I make sure I rubberband or attach them together so I don't get confused which size is which! =)

3:22 PM  
Blogger Mz Mar said...

The dollar store has plastic cases that snap shut that hold the dpn's just right! The best part is they are cheap!! lol~~
Many colors to pick from~~

3:22 PM  
Blogger Maryellen said...

Hi Tori: I'm not much of a double pointed needle fan. I use circulats as much as possable and really hate the double pointed. So my entry in the contest will be offbeat. I think double pointed needles are best used and stored in triple decker sandwiches. I played with velvet she's very cute. I have a kittie too her name is Fiona. Love the braclet your sister's lucky.

3:42 PM  
Blogger Sorka said...

Definitely rubber band them together. Also if you can write the size on them with a fine point permanant marker (somewhere near the middle of the dpn so it won't get rubbed off.

I know there are these little inserts that are used to hold pencils and such for your three ring notebook, or pencil boxes with partitions might work.

3:49 PM  
Blogger Stacey said...

I made one out of fabric, but maybe the hard plastic pencil holders. Mine seem to fall out of the fabric.

6:22 PM  
Blogger Stariel said...

I would rubberband the sets of 4/5 and put them in labelled ziplocks. Just write the size really big on the ziplock with a sharpie. This way is cheap, yet organized.

6:40 AM  
Blogger Jenifer said...

I use a 3-ring binder with plastic folders that close with velcro, each labeled for one size, then put all my circs and DPNs in each folder. It takes two 3-ring binders, but it works great for me. I'm not sure the 12" length would work ... maybe if you put them into the folders diagonally? Good luck! PS - I already have that magazine, so don't worry about me in the contest.

8:21 AM  
Blogger Katie said...

I use the travel case that is designe to hang and it has multiple compartments and it is wide enough for the dpns and I keep each size set together with a ponytail holder.

8:30 AM  
Blogger mf said...

I keep them in there original package and use those rubbermaid tool boxes with the inside thet pulls out with is great for allt he smaller notions the deep inside case holds all my sets of DPN and circ in pakages and some not, the ones I don't have packages for I band or tie them together with leftover scraps, etc. but everythign fits in so nicely and organized too. Lots of room left to continue to add things at will too.
Also it only cost $5 at walmart in the tool box section
Good Luck

10:12 AM  
Blogger mf said...

oh one more thing I have them all filed in order by size and type, easy to find

10:13 AM  
Blogger Sarah said...

I use a sewn needle organizer. The kind that folds in half and has a little pouches/sections for needles.

I also tie the sets up with yarn, rubber bands or those little needle set holders (that look like sweaters and such) to keep the sets together.

11:05 AM  
Blogger chelsea said...

Well, I use circs as well, so I am not sure if this is the *best* for dpns, but it sure works wonders for my mess of addis!

I bought one of those expandable check organizers (sometimes called coupon or receipt organizers) like the one here: (this one is even super cute and 12" long). The needles might need to go in at a slight angle, as the inside measurement may be more like 11.5. The one in the link is "high style" but you can get a very affordable one at Staples or Container Store as well.

Of course, you could always get one of Amy King's wonderful dpn rolls (here: I definitely agree that you should write the numbers on them. A fine-point sharpie works well and shouldn't rub off.

7:27 AM  

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