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kitkat
01-07-2006, 11:36 PM
Unfortunately when I made my needle wrap (which I do love, its adorable so there!) I did not make low enough casings for DPN's because at the time I thought oh no I will never use those bizarro things! Well, I now have them in a vast assortment of sizes and styles - and have been keeping them in their little packages but that is so not working!

HELP! Any ideas???

WynnieG
01-08-2006, 01:04 AM
A lovely friend hand-painted and decoupaged a box for me. For the longest time I didn't know what to put in it - until the day when I finally became frustrated at my needle holder - it too was designed for straights, with a little zippered pocket for things like needle caps, cable needles and stitch holders etc. The pocket was too small for my ever growing collection of dpns.

Well, it dawned on me that day, I had this lovely empty box and it was just the right size! So in they all went. They are higgledy piggledy right now, but when I can find those small elastics, I'll be binding up the matched sets so I don't have to use the gauge to sort them every freaking time I want to knit.

You can do the same - I think she got the box at an AC Moore or Michael's.

Ingrid
01-08-2006, 09:22 AM
I keep them under the couch cushions.

javede
01-08-2006, 09:53 AM
I got a needle roll-thing from my grant-aunt with a lot of needles and Dpns when I strated knitting. It's not made out of fabric, but crocheted out of very strong yarn. You can easiliy poke the Dpns through it and it's also easier to find them again!
Wish I could make a pic, but batteries are low...

Indygirl
01-08-2006, 11:40 AM
I keep them under the couch cushions.

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Jan in CA
01-08-2006, 11:47 AM
Ingrid! :roflhard: :roflhard:

Mine are just in the packages, too. I was afraid I'd never figure out the sizes, but I got one of the needles sizers for Christmas so it's not quite so critical. Right now they are in the top drawer of my yarn cubby. ;)

dustinac
01-08-2006, 11:47 AM
I keep them under the couch cushions.


:rofling: thats usually where I find mine lol or in a skein of yarn :??

njknitter
01-08-2006, 12:17 PM
I haven't done this yet, but I have a plan for organizing my DPNs once summer rolls around. We have a small summer home that backs up to a large estate. The owners there decided to plant bamboo which is lovely but very invasive and grows almost before your eyes. Since purchasing a panda to keep the growth under control is not an option, I'm going to put the bamboo to good craft use.

Bamboo is hollow except for a solid section at each joint. So I'll cut some stalks that are a good diameter (a bit on the narrow side), let them dry out, and cut "cups" where the solid part is at the bottom. Not sure if this is making any sense, but the end result will be a colleciton of cylinders - one for each different needle size. This way I can easily grab the size I want without using the guage every time or messing with elastics.

Anyone have ideas on a nice way to label my set of cups with the needle size? Maybe I should use a paint pen? Or perhaps I'm just a bit obsessed over the bamboo!

Indygirl
01-08-2006, 01:01 PM
I have mine in many places, but when they are all put away ;) I keep them in this container I got at K-Mart a long time ago. I was looking at the baby wipe container though, It is just the right size for the longest ones. Ginger Is thinking I just might drop one of the bamboo's,she loves to eat them.

kitkat
01-08-2006, 03:11 PM
Re the bamboo - a paint pen or a calligraphy pen!

Re the diaper wipes - that box is the perfect size! I have to run to Target, may look for a small pencil kit....or I just may make another wrap so that I can keep them anally arranged in order of size.

Cooper hasn't eaten one....YET.....but he would love to, he loves to shred small wooden things....hence one of my reasons for wanting a container!

foldedbird
01-08-2006, 03:41 PM
I keep them under the couch cushions.

That's the same place mine sleep. It's great...plenty of temprature controlled storage. And the best part? Everytime I go looking for one, it's like a treasure hunt! Never know what I'll find!
:roflhard: :rofling: :roflhard:

Ingrid
01-08-2006, 04:38 PM
:thumbsup:

ChroniclesofYarnia
01-08-2006, 05:04 PM
I'd just been keeping them in a little zip up makeup case or in my knitting bag, but if you look at Trucker's thread in the selling forum, he uses these little tubes to keep his smaller ones in. I asked him what they were, and turns out they are the little M&M mini tubes.

I went ahead and got a bunch, fed the candy to my eager kids, and tada! I have stitch marker in the regular size one, and small 5 inch dpn's in the bigger ones.

knitncook
01-09-2006, 09:10 AM
I keep them under the couch cushions.

And here's the proof that knitters are funny! :roflhard:

meg
01-09-2006, 11:06 AM
i took an old shoebox and put planting foam inside, i stick all my needles in there.

they are easy to see the size, length, type and my cat doesnt bother them!

i also stick cable needles in there, stitch holders... everything! ;)

CarmenIbanez
01-09-2006, 04:01 PM
I keep them under the couch cushions.

My favorite is when I find the wooden dpns mixed up with cuticle sticks. :-)

knitterma
01-10-2006, 10:53 AM
I keep them under the couch cushions.

:roflhard:

foldedbird
01-10-2006, 11:21 AM
I keep them under the couch cushions.

My favorite is when I find the wooden dpns mixed up with cuticle sticks. :-)

That would make a good emergency cable needle in a pinch...and you could give yoruself a manicure at the same time... push back a cuticle every cable row! :roflhard:

feministmama
01-10-2006, 12:01 PM
I keep my dbl in this

http://www.patternworks.com/PWShopping/partsview.asp?action=lookup&partno=900078&subject=U35&catpos=7

brendajos
01-10-2006, 12:11 PM
apparently i keep mine at the bottom of my purse. I reached into a pocket of a bag i was cleaning out last night and found no less than 2 sets of the exact same DPNs...same size and length. :rollseyes:

rebecca
01-10-2006, 02:00 PM
Hey all, I saw this thread and had to take a moment to post & it's back to bed. But, Lonnie said that he was going to make tubes for me to keep mine in (we were just discussing this last night..how funny!). I want them to be around 9 in" long (hard plastic, I guess, he's got it figured out) with the bottom permanently closed and some type of closing that can be opened/removed on the top. And I'll have a tube for each size dpn :D ! I don't know when he will get around to it considering he just finished putting in the shower so I can easily get in without falling or slipping...ain't :inlove: he :inlove: great?! But, I will show you all when he gets them done :D !

Indygirl
02-02-2006, 09:41 PM
The toothbrush holder for traveling is perfect for holding your dpn's.
They come in many colors and are not expensive.
Just an idea to share.

KNITBIT
02-02-2006, 10:17 PM
I have the shorter ones in a short brown, tan, mulit-color (earth toned) mosaic glass candle holder. The taller ones in a taller mosaic (green colored w/ some golds) in a mosaic candle holder. The needles peek out a few inches so I can find whatever I need to use. (Just got the green one today at Kohls on sale even. :happydance: They look nice, neat, and organized.. :thumbsup: I likey!

KNITBIT :XX:

Indygirl
02-02-2006, 10:38 PM
I have the shorter ones in a short brown, tan, mulit-color (earth toned) mosaic glass candle holder. The taller ones in a taller mosaic (green colored w/ some golds) in a mosaic candle holder. The needles peek out a few inches so I can find whatever I need to use. (Just got the green one today at Kohls on sale even. :happydance: They look nice, neat, and organized.. :thumbsup: I likey!
Sounds like you are very organized :thumbsup: I like your idea too. I like to have something to put mine in for my knitting bag.

KNITBIT :XX:

KNITBIT
02-03-2006, 01:30 AM
Thx Indy! ;) Yep, love to have things organized and easy to find!

KNITBIT

brightspot
02-03-2006, 02:35 AM
I made my roll up straight needle holder to fit the dpns too. They are arranged in it by size, but I have also painted a stripe around each size with a different color nail polish or model paint (yes, I have some very interesting nail polish colors). It works great. I can tell by glancing at them what size they are (which is good since I tend to lose the gauge thing) :oops: