Tuesday, 2 July 2013

Stashbusting: June

The Stashbusting Challenge has reached the half-way mark, and I have managed to bust every month! Woot woot! 

June's theme was containment, which I was very happy about. I had visions of whipping up a big pile of tote bags and zip-up pouches for everything and everyone. By the end of the month, I had made one thing. For myself. I still have the fabric for the imaginary bags, they may still happen. So, here's what I did make:

A knitting needle roll, following a tutorial from Stitch Parade. Thanks Andrea! I just took up knitting last winter, and am currently stalled at the half-way mark on my first sweater (not much incentive for a sweater in July). I've finished 3 other small projects, and have about 10 sets of needles already. Needles that I was "storing" on top of my dresser. Not even in a shoe box, that just didn't occur to me! 

Ta-da! Finished needle roll.
The outer fabric is an Echino heavy cotton fat quarter. What I originally though I would do with it, I can't imagine. It's gorgeous, but a fat quarter? Tough to find a good use for it.
For the inside, I used a heavy linen remnant, and had to piece the deepest pocket. No scrap left behind!
The only thing I didn't have on hand was a nice ribbon for the closure, so I  treated myself at Mokuba.

Ribbon close up - turquoise moire with bright pink weft!
This project went together really smoothly. The fabrics are very complimentary, and it looks like a pricey knitting store item! I didn't use a batting or felt layer since my fabrics were a heavier weight, and I don't have a walking foot. I'm keeping my double pointed needles in their packages for now, until I come across a handy needle gauge card, which will fit nicely in one of the pockets.

Thanks again, Andrea, for this great tutorial!



2 comments:

  1. It looks fabulous! What a great use for that lovely fat quarter! Hurrah for no scraps left either!

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    1. Thanks! Now to get some knitting done...

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