okay, sorry to bring back an old thread, but i *just* finished making my first travel knitting tin for someone other than myself and i had to share! this was made for the boy-girl swap, so toyshirts.. if you're post stalking me, look away now!!
my theme for this tin was ancient egypt since toyshirt's quote is
"Since when do boys knit?"
"Umm... Ancient Egypt."
so here's the front of my tin (i used an altoid size tin)
everything inside the tin
which includes two handmade cable needles (i forget the sizes), measuring tape, scissors, nail file, paper, pencil, stitch markers (shrinky dinks are my friend!), a VERY strong magnet, an extra safety pin to use as a stitch holder, a small crochet hook, stitch abbreviations, and handmade needle gauge.
here's a close up of the stitch markers and the needle gauge system i came up with
for the needle gauge, bascially you just pull off the size you want and see if it fits around your needle. i bought a boyle interchangable knitting needle kit, so i took all my needles and wrapped tissure paper around it so it fits perfectly. they're flexible and yet maintain their shape. i was very happy with how this came out!
and finally this is how everything looks when you fit it all inside the tin
alright, i think that's it! love to hear your comments
thanks again for all the advice!! even though toyshirts said that he's not knitting much at the moment, i'm sure that he'll find some use out of this tin.. since all his craftster quotes have to do with guys knitting anyways!