This weekend I spent my Sewing challenge time working on the knitting needle case I mentioned here. It's pretty much finished now, I just need to add some snaps to keep it closed.
I had added a fabric loop and button as suggested in the pattern but since my case is so filled with stuff, it didn't look nice closed, it wasn't secure enough. I think a few snaps across the top will do the job and keep the case flatter.
I used the recommended tutorial for installing a zipper pocket for the inside zipper pocket. I wasn't entirely happy with the result (shown below).
For the outside zipper pocket I just did my own thing and it turned out much better. This is probably because it wasn't my first zipper pocket ever anymore.
I added the external zipper pocket (shown with a green interior) so I could also carry things like scissors, darning needles, a needle gauge, etc. When it is filled with stuff it is definitely bulky, but since the purpose of this case is to carry everything I need, I'm happy.
I made needle pockets for every size of needle Knitpicks carries. I don't have all sizes, but I assume I will get them at some point. For now they are holding a pencil and lip balm. I also made a few tiny pockets for cable needles and the few crochet hooks I have.
I wanted to make this case because we are going away at the end of the month. My husband will be working several of the days we are away and I will be hanging out at the resort hotel (paid for by his work!) - swimming and knitting.
I wanted to have everything I needed in one place for this trip, and now I will!
Why am I "Knitting a Baby?" well, technically I'm not. I am preparing for a baby in the near(ish) future, and since knitting for a baby is way less stressful, I'll blog about both! I am currently expecting my first child, due in July, 2011. I'm very excited to share the experience with you!
I am 29 and a wife and already a "mama" to lots of pets (4 cats and 2 dogs).