As my knitting experience and stash have been growing, so has my pile of needles. I’ve had a solution for my straights that I really like. They are in a large flower pot filled with marbles. It sits on the floor, it looks nice and it’s easy to see what needles are available at a glance. I couldn’t find anything I really liked for my circulars, I was keeping then in a basket in the sleeves they came in. It was getting to the point where I had too many and I couldn’t keep track of what I did and didn’t have so I started searching for circular cases on line and came across this review about using a tackle binder. It sounded like just the thing. A couple of weeks ago I finally made it to the Bass Pro Shop to look at and review bags in person. I went with a cheaper version (less than $10) that has soft sides. Of course the man working in the fishing section was very interested in a women who was so intensly examing all the tackle binders and struck up a conversation with me. I thought he’d be disappointed when I told him I was planning to use it for knitting needles, but instead he was very impressed and proceeded to ask me a lot of questions about my knitting! I also bought an extra set of bags for it, took it home and got started with the organizing I put an index card in each bag with the size on the front, on the back I wrote what lengths and types I had for each size. I even had enough bags left over in the back to start with my double point needles. I really like this method. When I’m looking to start a project I just look in here for the needles I can tell at a glance if I have them. Of course if they are not there I have to remember what project they are in. 🙂
The finished results!