Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Holiday crafting

I can finally see my desk again!  The last few weeks have been filled with making holiday gifts for friends and family.  By the time December 25th came around, my desk was piled a couple feet high with skeins of yarn, needles, books and patterns.  (I'm not posting a picture of it out of sheer embarrassment.)

Here are some of things I was working on...

A jellyfish from the book Amigurumi Knits by Hansi Singh.



Stuffed cat


And then when it was time to clean up the desk, I decided I needed to organize my knitting needles.  So, I put together this case with some leftover Eames fabric I have been holding on to for years.  I'm so glad I was able to put it to good use.  All this case is is a long rectangle with a 6 1/2" lower pocket and 1 1/2" upper pocket to keep the long needles in check.  The individual pockets for the needles are 1 1/2" to 3" in width (for circulars) with one 6" width pocket for embroidery needles and other notions.

I used a hook and eye closure, but want to change it.  Maybe later...I'm still finishing up some holiday crafts.  Bleargh.


  1. You've inspired me to pick up some knitting needles, grab the book 'Knitting for Dummies' from the library and learn how to do it. I started over Thanksgiving (we were staying at a knitting-savy friend, so she was my back up in case I could not figure out. Finally finished my first project last week, and put together a small toy for Luna over the last few days to practice increases and decreases. Here's my ravelry page if you want to check it out:

    Thanks for the idea to start learning how to do this! Hope you and Steve are having good holidays,

  2. So excited for you. Thanks, Maaike!