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oohmybees
« Reply #10 on: February 17, 2009 09:25:47 AM »

Thanks everyone Grin

this is such a cool idea!  if i ever get enough needles to warrant such a lovely organization tool i will definitely be making myself one too...

You be surprised how fast you can get needles.  Once I told my family and friends I had started knitting they starting giving me ones they weren't using or found at yard sales and I bought a bunch when walmart put them on clearance.
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« Reply #11 on: February 17, 2009 10:20:57 AM »

What a fantastic idea.  I have my knitting needles in a wine gift box, but some are too long to fit, and I have to tip them out to find what I need.  My crochet hooks are elsewhere, and I always have odds and ends lying about, like scissors, tape measure etc when I'm working.  I usually forget something and then have to go hunt for it.

I will be making one of these.  Will make life so much easier - thanks again.
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« Reply #12 on: February 17, 2009 11:14:23 AM »

It's really easy to make one of these, it's all rectangles except for the inside bottom.

This is a great idea!  I'm not much of a sewer, but I am in desperate need of organizing my little crafting "corner" on the couch.  Can you explain a teensie bit more on how you made this.  I understand the bottom inside, and the "pockets", but I'm trying to grasp how you figure out the big piece that fits inside the bucket and wraps over the top.   Undecided

Also wondering how important do you find the handle?  I was thinking I might find an inexpensive waste basket at Dollar Tree ($1) to make this.
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« Reply #13 on: February 17, 2009 11:40:07 AM »

cmouse01 - the circle for the inside bottoms is about 11" across, it doesn't need to be the exact size of the inside of the container you're covering because you gather the liner to fit the circle (does that make sense Huh)
The inside and outside are two rectangles each (total of 4) and the seam to connect the inside to the outside is where the handle connects to the bucket.

This isn't the best picture, but I hope you can see what I mean.

I don't think the handle is necessary, I would say that it would be easier to make a cover for a container that had straight sides instead of angled.  BTW I got my bucket for free, I worked at a restaurant where they had a ton of them and they just let me have one.  If you know someone who works in food service see if they could get one for you, most restaurants get them, the most common ones are the green ones that pickles come in Grin.
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« Reply #14 on: February 17, 2009 11:59:17 AM »

this is a amazingly wonderful project! I need to do something like this so I can see the ones I have too. All my needles are in a vase and while that keeps them contained I have to go get it and find the mates, and dump them all out to see if I have the right size for a project. Smiley
Ohh I think I know what I need to do. *bookmarks*
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« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2009 12:20:30 PM »

Great idea! What size bucket is it? Is it like the gallon buckets you get a hardware stores? I'm seriously thinking of trying it myself! Grin
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« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2009 12:26:48 PM »

It is a 5 gallon bucket and you can get them at the hardware store Wink
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« Reply #17 on: February 17, 2009 03:49:27 PM »

OOOOOOOO I love it!!! I could totally use one of those.
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« Reply #18 on: February 17, 2009 04:34:29 PM »

Can I just say, This is Genius!! Needles on the outside, current projects on the inside. Completely brilliant.
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« Reply #19 on: February 17, 2009 05:50:57 PM »

Sort of OT but how did you get that yarn in that bottle?
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