organizing your needles

scottly's picture

I have now acquired a massive number of needles and still have many more left to purchase so I'm thinking of a way to organize them so that I can easily find the size/type that I need for whatever project. I'm envisioning something akin to what chefs keep their knives in. Something with pockets that I can role up and store easily yet keep my needles in some sort of order. It will probably take several of these dividing the needles by small, medium and large. Each pocket would be large enough to acommodate most types of needles in a certain size until I get to the larger sizes and then multiple pockets per size might be required. Has anyone created anything like this or do you have any suggestions as to make it more efficient?

Scott

MMario's picture

For the most part I just

For the most part I just cast on the next project when I have a needle free. But then, I have this problem with 'start-itis'
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BuduR's picture

My system I'm told is a bit

My system I'm told is a bit radical. I have a livingroom, a craft closet and a bedroom, everything is in those places, neatly placed in the desk, next to my lounge chair, drawers, shelves, end tables, floors, etc.

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gardenerstitch's picture

I bought this from Michaels.

I bought this from Michaels. It has individual pockets and you just roll it up and tie it shut!

jrrenola's picture

Don't see a picture...

Don't see a picture...

gardenerstitch's picture

Sorry, I just posted a link

Sorry, I just posted a link to follow. For the sake of simplicity here is the image...

jrrenola's picture

Thanks! I didn't see any

Thanks! I didn't see any link...

BuduR's picture

it's there, just imbedded

it's there, just imbedded in the word "this" it's a diffent color than the other letters, just not a big difference, I have a hard time seeing them.
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kiwiknitter's picture

For my DPN's, I use the

For my DPN's, I use the Patternworks divided canvas holder. For my circ's, I use zip bags, very similar to what Andy posted in the past couple of days

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gardenguy42's picture

I bought a black canvas

I bought a black canvas knitting tote where I keep all my tools and accessories. In it I have three black tapestry roll-ups put out by Clover brand for my straight needles and I keep my circs and DPs in bundles with a rubber band, LOL. I have every size and length (except 0 -- with my sight I absolutely refuse to knit with anything that small --grin). Patternworks has a great canvas divider with numbered labels for DPs that is on my wish list. My Knit Picks Options nickel plated are stored in the case they came in with each pocket numbered with a label. It's the best system I've come up with but I'm sure there are far more creative and beautiful options out there. I'm anxious to hear what these creative guys have come up with too. I posted a picture of the setup in the "uncategorized" gallery.

PS: I bought many of these things from Knitting-Warehouse.com, which has great prices on all tools. They arrive a couple of days after I order and I've been very pleased with the quality and service there.

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scottly's picture

Oooo! Cool site. Good, I

Oooo! Cool site. Good, I won't have to make anything custom - I had no idea there was this much stuff out there for orgainzing. Thanks for all the tips.

Scott