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Topic: New Portable Storage Solutions (well...for me, anyway...)  (Read 1388 times)
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« on: July 19, 2007 08:00:55 PM »

I've had a few "Hey, that's a great idea!" moments this week. I'm such a container geek. From boxes to bags, I can find bliss in the rubbermaid aisle of Wal-Mart or in the organizing freak's mecca, The Container Store.

First, a repurposed pencil case has replaced my soft-sided tool bag (the small one that goes in with my portable WIPs).

And inside:

In there are a clicky row counter, scissors, ruler, tapestry needle, highlighter, pencil, row counters, crochet hook, and small post-its. With room to spare.

Next is my newest DPN storage, a tin pencil case I got in one of the bins at Joann's.

I was looking for a different color (hot pink really isn't my thing, but I found out that I had the very last one, and it only cost a dollar. I had a hunch that they'd fit, and they do. And I realized that the hot pink really looks nice against the bright colors of the DPN sets (and bamboo DPNs go with everything!):

Until I expand my DPN collection-that is, when I happen upon a pattern I absolutely MUST knit, and don't have the correct size DPNs already-I'll probably have to repurpose this for portable use. Then, I'll branch out to a needle roll.

Last, my new project bag. I *might* be getting one of these soon, but I couldn't help myself. I got tired of carrying my WIPs in ziploc bags.

It's cotton, lined with a thick poly/cotton fabric. There's a pocket inside for working yarn or a pattern, and it closes with black velvet 3/4' ribbon. It's 15.5"  by 10.5". Flexible, so it can be placed (that is, crushed and tortured) inside a big purse or backpack, or carried on its own.  The lining gives it extra strength that ziploc bags just don't have. I love it. Right now, my ribbed lace bolero (tragicheroine's design) is in there, along with all of the yarn to complete it and the pencil case seen above.

Yes, I have an unnatural love for compartmentalizing objects. It makes me happy.


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« Reply #1 on: July 19, 2007 08:04:00 PM »

Great ideas! I'm a beginner knitter (not exactly the best *cough cough*), and this would totally work for me!

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« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2007 10:17:39 PM »

I love organizing stuff! I like the pencil case idea. I understand your excitement, I was at walmart and found those 50 cent travel toothbrush holders and realized they would hold my DPNs and my crochet hooks. I was ecstatic.

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