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Old 03-14-2006, 03:51 PM   #1
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Storing dpns
The original cardboard, plastic, etc., holders that my dpns came in are falling apart (all are 7-inch). I'd appreciate ideas on how to store them when they're not being used on a project, including labeling the spaces by needle size. Home-made or purchased storage ideas welcome!

I'm also looking for ideas, other than rubberbands, for keeping a group together in my knitting bag when they are not the set currently in use.
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Old 03-14-2006, 03:58 PM   #2
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i keep mine in various places. the bottom of my purse is where the majority of them are. also under the couch cushions...in balls of yarn...and the ones i never use are kept in a craft case that is also rarely used. :rollseyes:
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Brendajos do you happen to have a size 2 in the bottom of your purse? It's missing from mine

Most of mine are either in various places in my needle case or they are scattered around. I do have a few in a small flower vase. I just keep a needle sizer handy for those sizes that aren't printed on them.

We're a lot of help, eh?
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Old 03-14-2006, 04:31 PM   #4
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Michelle--Sure, you're a lot of help! It shows that you folks are in the same bind I am!
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Old 03-14-2006, 05:32 PM   #5
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I keep mine in a big pile!

Probably you could sew up a really simple contraption that's just two pieces of cloth with a long pocket dividers sewed into it so you could keep them all separate. And then you could hang it on the wall or roll it up and put it in a drawer. A friend of mine made something like this to hold her pens.
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:05 PM   #6
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my Big knitting bag has enough of the right sized pockets to store and seperate them
I love it
http://www.right-tool.com/canrigbag.html
if you want I can photo mine so you can see what it looks like with my Projects and needles in it
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Old 03-14-2006, 06:23 PM   #7
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I have oodles of dpns and Lonnie ordered these for me to store mine in....works like a charm ...oh yeah, and then I put them in a small, cute stainless bucket; my circs are kept in another small bucket...easy to get to at any given time
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I'm in the process of making a knit DPN holder right now! I'll post pics when it's done... if I don't hate it.
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I have a set of those plastic binder pages that are used for storing circular needles. Sizes are listed on the outside, and in theory you are supposed to check the boxes that indicate the size of needle stored in each pocket. I am lucky if I manage to get my needles out of the bottom of my zillion plus 1 ziploc bags -- but a more organized person might fare better. DPNs fit in the pockets just perfectly.
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Originally Posted by ecb
my Big knitting bag has enough of the right sized pockets to store and seperate them
I love it
http://www.right-tool.com/canrigbag.html
if you want I can photo mine so you can see what it looks like with my Projects and needles in it
Ssssshhhhhh, don't let the "he-men" know we are using these for knitting or they will raise the price on them! A LONG time ago when I did a lot of cross stitch, my mom bought a double sided fishing tackle box really cheap and filled it with all the DMC floss (of the time). It caught on (she was working at a knittng and xstitch shop at the time) and soon all the women were running out to buy them. Word got to the manufacturer and they started marketing them to cross stitchers since the plastic bobbins fit perfectly in them standing up. And they doubled in price!
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