Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

One of the things that has been “made” recently has been a Knitpicks/Knitpro case for my Symfonie wood and Nova interchangeable circular needle set as well as for the DPNs.  The set came with a nasty vinyl case that stuck together and smelled funny and was sort of hard to find anything in and was already really full feeling with out the DPNs or the Novas in it.  

So, my lovely husband decided to take up the challenge.  He has sewed a lot in the past and now that we have a sewing machine it really isn’t a big deal.  So I looked around for fabrics that I liked and I found a quilting cotton at Hobbycraft  for the inside and a heavier almost cotton duck at IKEA for the outside.  The hubby and I discussed strategy and he came up with the first one.  It was perfect except that the cotton fabric on the inside was just too thin and literally started falling apart.  

The first case with the too thin fabric

The first case with the too thin fabric

At Woolfest there was a lady selling odds and ends of woven woolen cloth.  Pretty heavy stuff, really quite nice for a pound so we bought it in order to take another try at making this case.  We also got some really cool buttons from the button lady and we were back in business.  Here is what it looks like now…

The current version in wool.

The current version in wool.

The outside of the case all folded up

The outside of the case all folded up

 

With it's current closure method

With it's current closure method

I’m thinking about making a matching project bag from the leftover IKEA material.

 

 

 

 

 

I know he’s awesome and no you can’t have him……

One thought on “Making the Case

  1. Matt says:

    Susan and I (aka Mom & Dad) can only agree – he is AWESOME!!

    And it takes one to know one! Therefore, you two are ‘The Dynamic Duo’.

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