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« Reply #10 on: August 30, 2008 06:34:06 PM »

Winebottlebag?

Thermos flask cover?

Storage for straight needles, long candles, wooden cooking spoons...Huh

I also think it would make the perfect hiding place/den for a small pet, if you know anyone who keeps rats, guineapigs or something but that may not be exactly what you have in mind..



Well, I do have a 3 lb. puppy. I'll try to see if he likes it tomorrow and take a photo if he climbs in.

Personally, I'm a huge fan of pouches.  I could see that being easily transformed into two different little coin/etc. pouches. 
The top half could be cut off, and the bottom could be sewn shut, and a zipper sewn into the top. 
The bottom half could be a little drawstring satchel if you wove some cord from the outside to the inside around the top. . . if that makes any sense to you. . .and it could be pulled closed, like a drawstring bag. 

Whatever you do, don't let all that hard knitting work go to waste!  I'm sure you'll find something awesome to do with it!

Thanks. I didn't think to cut it up, but I don't see why not.

To all with the vase idea, I like that too. I'm a little stuck on the knitting needle idea. Maybe a vase of knitting needles. I could put foam on the bottom and stick them all in. I have quite a collect, including many that belonged to my grandmother and are all different colors.

Anyway, thank you to everyone. Keep those ideas coming. I do like the colors and it seemed a shame to have it collect dust. I now feel more confident that it will make something useful for me or a nice Christmas present.
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« Reply #11 on: August 30, 2008 06:51:41 PM »

Weighting the bottom with something would help it stand up if you just wanted to put light things in it. Maybe some paper flowers in coordinating colors? There's a great tute on craftster for coffee filter roses.
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« Reply #12 on: August 30, 2008 07:39:36 PM »

I agree with the vase. Just don't put water in it! Fake only! lol
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« Reply #13 on: August 30, 2008 10:20:52 PM »

lampshade? wool is naturally flame retardant, so it should be safe. you could line the inside with a reflective material so the light would be directed down (for a desk lamp or) or you could make the lamp so the light is directed out of the top. you could use a modern chrome type base as contrast or make a knitting theme by sharpening dowel rods to make needles and  attaching them to a lamp base.  Undecided  the sections look so good together it would be a shame to chop it up, but it certainly deserves to become something!
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« Reply #14 on: August 30, 2008 11:55:39 PM »

okay, how funny would it be as a vase with your knitting needles in it, but put little knitted flowers on the ends of the needles.
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« Reply #15 on: August 31, 2008 02:20:45 AM »

I agree it should be a vase! I would love to reiceve this as a vase! With some dried flowers! Beautiful!
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« Reply #16 on: August 31, 2008 05:39:49 AM »

okay, how funny would it be as a vase with your knitting needles in it, but put little knitted flowers on the ends of the needles.

Ledleeaf -- That's what I've started picturing from all the feedback! Kind of like little golf club covers in a golf bag, but for knitting needles. I have some of both the pink and green yarn left, so I can use that for my flowers. And maybe I can store all my little tiny leftover yarn balls from other projects in between the needles.

Thanks again for all the inspiration. Now I just need to figure out how to make the little floral caps.
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« Reply #17 on: August 31, 2008 05:59:25 AM »

So.. I am not really helpful because the ideas that came to my mind were [retty much the same as everyone else but I just wanted to say that when I saw the thumbnail of this I was like WOW a giant multicolored shuttlecock. and it made me laugh. Maybe felt some flowers to go in the felted vase?

It is quite lovely whatever you decide to do with it.
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« Reply #18 on: August 31, 2008 09:58:11 AM »

okay, how funny would it be as a vase with your knitting needles in it, but put little knitted flowers on the ends of the needles.

Ledleeaf -- That's what I've started picturing from all the feedback! Kind of like little golf club covers in a golf bag, but for knitting needles. I have some of both the pink and green yarn left, so I can use that for my flowers. And maybe I can store all my little tiny leftover yarn balls from other projects in between the needles.

Thanks again for all the inspiration. Now I just need to figure out how to make the little floral caps.

The flower caps would be an excuse to needle felt -- get some sheets of wool felt; cut out flower base shapes; needle felt details and some shaping; whipstitch a wee tube on the underside -- voila...

I think the idea is double-cool: it will present you lovely piece and serve a practical purpose at the same time.  I love when that happens....
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« Reply #19 on: August 31, 2008 01:18:45 PM »

lol i think it could be a hat.
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just fold it over, or cut some of the bottom off.
then you could show off that color scheme all the time
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this might be a dumb idea
but thats what i saw when i first looked at it
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