Oh my gosh, I have acquired so many circular needles over the years. I have two interchangeable sets which are in their own cases. But I have so many individual needles in so many sizes and lengths. I finally needed to organize. I went to the thrift store and bought some large old day planners. So cheap. The old ones with a page for each day of the year. It is like a three-ring-binder only it has six rings and zips shut. Went to the office supply store and bought clear plastic sleeves that fit it. Took out the paper pages and use the plastic sleeves to store each circular needle. Am now up to FOUR of these. Kept some of the paper pages to journal my projects and keep notes, plus DPNs are in Book 1. Book 2 is labeled Sizes 1-4. Book 3 is labeled 5-8. Book 4 is labeled 9-15. Absolutely LOVE this system. So easy to find the exact size and length needle I want as each is labeled on the sleeve. No need to measure when I need one. Just open the correct book and grab the one I am looking for. Also easy to return to its correct place. Like I said, I have two sets of interchangeables, but for some reason I like the individual needles better. Always seem to go for them first. No chance of cords coming undone.
My friend made this for me, I love it.
Love this one. My needle collection is getting out of control and I think I will get myself sewing something like this. I have the original packages...with needles nowhere around. I like this idea a lot and think it would work for me. Thanks for the post and to the other poster for her similar idea. Happy Needling. jberg
Mine are in plastic divider sheets that I got from Annie's craft catalog. There are two pockets per page and you put them in a 3-ring notebook. There is a place on the pockets where you can mark the size of the needles. As you can see from the attached picture, I also use mine for storing double point needles.
I bought a bunch of loose-leaf pencil holders from the dollar tree, fabric kind. I sewed them up the middle to the zipper and marked the length and number of the needles in each container with the size and length with perment marker. I Bought round rings also from the dollar tree, that open like a key ring and put all the pencil holders together. When i need a circular needle, I can just flip the holders and pick the one I need, unzip the zipper part and pick the one I want. I would have taken a photo of them but I am on a vacation and will not be home until next week. I hope you can understand. They store in a drawer nicely.
Hereâ’s mine, made from scrap fabric. The numbers were done on a label maker and just stuck on, they have remained attached for about 4.5 years now. They just list size then length.
The holder has a hanging sleeve on the top. The bull dog clips grasp that and the whole thing is hung on removable “Command- brand” hooks. The mess at the bottom is my collection of “flex hooks”. I sized each section to the diameter of the needles. If I were to do it over, I would make them in just one larger size for greater flexibility.
ROFLOL. I like your style.
My friend made this for me, I love it.
Wow! That is quite a collection!
I got some paper sacks for bottles at the liquor store and label each one with a needle size. All different types of needles and crochet hooks go in the corresponding sack. This way, if I'm doing a project and need a different type of needle, or a crochet hook for weaving in the yarn ends, it is all in 1 sack!
I bought two of those traveling jewelry rolls that have 4 seperate clear plastic zippered compartments to hold jewelry. The pockets are large enough to hold even the 36" circs. I decided to put the smaller sized circs in one roll and the larger ones in the other one. I cut numbers out of self sticking black vinyl to indicate the sizes of the occupants if each compartment. I have 0 & 1.5 in one, 1 & 4/ 2 & 5/ 3 & 6 in first roll. By doing that I can easily tell which one is the smallest of the largest. I also have a knitter's needle tool in my rolls in case I forget to put my needles away. I put clear shipping tape over my labels so they will last. On the outside of the rolls I have a label that says Circular Needles. It is my favorite way to store and travel with my circular needles.
I have put mine in 3 hole sheet protectors. Each has its own sheet protector with a label indicating size. All the sheets are in a 3 ring binder. However, having said that, I must confess that my daughter gave me a "Cased Interchangeable Needle Set" for Christmas a couple of years ago. Its gorgeous. I keep my old needles in the 3 ring binder.
I have my case for my interchangeable sets and bought a pencil case for my extra cables.....my fixed circular needles are mainly kept in a CD folder I put a sticker with the size on each one ....I do have some other bamboo circular needles I bought from eBay which are still in a bag which I need to sort out to donate
I mark my circulars with nail polish to indicate the size....saves some frustration.
I crocheted a long rectangle, with a chain stitch hanger. For each needle size, I made a little label of scrap cardboard and put the needle size on it, then attached the labels with paper clips. It was an easy fix, and it works so far.
Fabulous idea, I've just bought one on eBay. Thanks for posting.
I bought 2 hangers for our hoses but they were more trouble than help sooooo I asked my husband to put them on the inside of the doors of my yarn storage cupboard. Needles are now easy to find - if I put them back after use, of course! It took a couple of weeks for the cords to relax.