Oh man, my KnitPicks (KnitPro in Europe) interchangeable needle collection was getting a bit out of hand; all stuffed into one bag, I was forever having to stick every needle into the sizer every time I began a new project. What a pain. I was never interested in the cases that KnitPicks sells - they always seemed a bit klugdy or wouldn't suit my lifestyle. (I'm a bit tough on things, they need to be sturdy!)
I started this project in March or so and would've been done a lot quicker if I had a fabric pen. For some reason I thought a decent solution to needing the needle sizes on the case was embroidery. Yep. Of both US and metric sizes. Hmmm.
Well, at least the embroidery looks halfway decent. :D
This is the needle tip section shown with the zip open. I chose zips because when I am throwing this case in my bag the needles won't fall out.
I needed a pouch on the other side to hold the end disks, the needle keys, and the needle sizer. On my recent trip to America, I got this savvy bag on the aeroplane, which I cut up and turned into a pouch. I kept the plastic double layered for extra durability, which means the see-through properties are mostly lost, but damn do I love the pattern.
The central section is a four-pocket pouch for non-interchangeable circulars and for the cables.
I very nearly made a separate pouch for each circular needle but it seemed like too much trouble.
Here's the whole case sewn up. I found the crazy upholstery fabric in an old rented house. (It didn't match any of the furniture.)
The left side featuring the needle tips.
And the right side with the notions pouch.
Hopefully this will help me keep track of all my bits. Leading to greater efficiency and more knitting...?