It takes a lot of time, and the time and respect that goes into handmade items makes them precious to me. It's a sentiment I fear, actually. I'm afraid that one day a friend will be asking why I have a crocheted orange toilet cover and I'll say, "I bought it at Goodwill. Think about HOW MUCH TIME it must have taken to make!" I fear I'll only be able to see how much effort went into its creation instead of realizing that orange toilet covers are ugly.
I've gotten off course. Give me a minute to steer myself back to my point.
Ah, yes. I love handmade items, I love supporting small artists, and I love organizing things.
Behold, my most recent purchase:
That, my friends, is what the Internet calls a "dpn roll." It's a fabric holder for a knitter's double pointed needles. Nonknitters may wonder if there's really a market for that.
Now, I own more dpns than you see above, but not a lot more. I own a set of six different sizes of needles most often used for socks, and they already came in a (boring plastic) holder, so I didn't move them to this one. There are a couple sizes for which I owned more sets than would fit in their pouch, and they're still in their drawer. But this holds the vast majority of my dpns, and I adore it. The top flap folds down so your needles won't spill out the end when you do this:
Yes, it rolls up and buttons securely.
Organization, knitting, and handmade. It's a trifecta of sexy. I hope your weekend was this good.
If you're wondering where I bought it, visit madbird.