I have been doing a few crafty-type things lately so I just thought I would put them all in one post for those of you who care 🙂 They were all sewing projects, but most of them have to do with knitting, if that makes sense. You’ll see…!
I have accumulated quite a few knitting needles since taking up knitting again about a year ago. It is amazing how these things snowball! So, I wanted to get my knitting needles organized, which isn’t always the easiest task. I have sets of double-pointed needles and also a few interchangeable needles. The interchangeables are great, but the tips have a way of getting lost and they aren’t marked for size, either.
So, I decided to take the Crayon Roll-ups pattern I used to make crayon kits for the girls before furlough (and which are still very much loved, by the way!) and modify it a bit to fit my double-pointed needles and my interchangeable needle tips. (The Crayon Roll-ups pattern can be found on this website – just scroll down until you get to the “Free Goodies” section on the right.) I used the pattern as written, just made it taller or shorter depending on what I needed, and also sewed my lines with different spacing.
Here is my case for interchangeable needle tips:
And my case for my double-pointed needles:
I don’t have all the sizes of either one yet, but thought I’d better plan for the future just in case I end up buying more. 🙂 Here are both of them together so you can see the differences in size:
And then… I needed some way to store my circular needles! This doesn’t help if I want to travel but it is great for home storage. I kind of created my own thing here. It’s not perfect, but it works for me! I just created little “pockets” and slid each needle through so it hangs down. The needles go by size from top to bottom, and then at the bottom are the cables that go with my interchangeable needle set.
Here is a more close-up picture.
And last, but not least… dresses for the girls! The girls have “twirly” dresses that I bought for them last summer, and they are so loved that they are getting all worn out and faded from the sun. Now, there are a LOT of patterns out there for little girls’ dresses. But most of them are NOT what I wanted! My girls love twirly dresses – not more fitted ones. And although there are a lot of twirly SKIRT patterns out there, my girls wear dresses a lot more than they wear skirts. So when I finally came across this pattern, I knew it was EXACTLY what I was looking for! I placed my order (from the website on the link – Pink Chalk Fabrics) and shipping overseas was only $2, and I got it in only 2 weeks! Can’t beat that!
So, I ended up making 2 dresses in just a few days after I got the pattern. These actually are the “v-neck top” version of the pattern. I am sure that I will be making many more dresses in years to come! Good thing the pattern goes up to size 8!
Aren’t they cute? (and the dresses aren’t bad either :-))