My friend Sabrina, whom I've mentioned here several times, is awesome. She's one of my closest friends and lives right around the corner so we get to hang out all the time. She's also one of the biggest supporters of my crafting habit and was my first customer. Her birthday was Christmas Eve, which I think can be difficult because birthday excitement gets lost in the holiday (as a Jew with a September bday, I'm just speculating here). Anywho, I wanted to do something super special for her. I definitely wanted to make something, but there's already a quilt in the works for her (or, almost in the works...), I've made her a pillow, and she doesn't need an iPad case. After some major brainstorming, I had a stroke of genius - a knitting needle case!!! Sab and I learned how to knit together almost two years ago, so I thought this would be a great way to tie in our mutual interest while giving her something useful and handmade.
|The decorative touch of the twill tape is one of my favorite parts. I think it adds a little something special to the outside.|
I'd been hoarding this Denyse Schmidt Hope Valley for a while, waiting for the perfect project. I think it works great for this case. It's a bit busy, but I think once it's full of needles that will tone down a bit.