It’s been a busy few days in the studio, I have been going through my fabric stash and doing all the cutting out for more project bags.

Project Bags Update

There will be one final shop update in the next week or so which will be the last this year.  This update will include quite a few large sized bags with PVC wipe clean bottoms. There will also be some medium 1 to 2 skein project sized bags and maybe a new product.  I have been planning bags and fabrics for 2018 and have some ideas for some new project bags and designs.  The giveaway on my last blog post is still active until the 31st December 2017. So if you haven’t left a comment yet, please take a look and you will be entered in the draw to win one of my bags.  Click here to go to the post.

New Product Development

project bagsI have also been working on a new product design for a knitting needle case.  My choice of knitting needles are interchangeable needles. I really love the Knitpro sets, however I don’t have a suitable storage solution for them. So I decided to design a case to store them and came up with a design that I think works really well.

interchangeable needle caseThe design was inspired by my new diary! It has a fold over cover secured with a magnetic clasp which made me start to think how that style could work for a needle case.  I worked out the size and cut a prototype out of paper to find the perfect dimensions then went ahead and cut some fabric. The case has pockets either side one to hold the needle tips and the other  holds the wires.  I made a double layer to hold upto 12 sets of needle tips and 4 wires.

interchangeable needle case

The Knitpro needles also come with tightening keys and stoppers so you can hold your knitting on the wire.  I decided to add a zipper pouch to the middle of the case to store these and also other notions.

Overall I am really pleased with the finished product and will be making some for the shop soon.

On The Knitting Needles

I have been quite monogamous in my knitting lately.  The most knitting has been on my Worstead Boxy by Joji Locatelli.  It is almost done with only a few rows left to do on one of the sleeves.  Once it is finished and blocked I will take pictures and post about it in more detail.  I have enjoyed knitting this project but I don’t think it is a style that really suits my body shape.  That being said it will be amazing on cold winter evenings and I am sure it will be well worn.

Also still on the needles are my Hylestad Socks by Evelina Roos.  These have been put a bit on the back burner due to the Boxy.  The fist sock is complete and I just need to fight of the second sock syndrome for the next one.  This is the same for my Tea and Jam vanilla socks that have been languishing for a while.  For me sock knitting happens sporadically, I have period of knitting loads quickly then I procrastinate and don’t knit any for ages.

Well that is enough rambling for one day!  I am aiming to blog more frequently and still intend to film a podcast at some point.  It is just a case of finding a quiet moment and the courage just to go and do it!

Till next time, happy crafting 🙂

Gilly x