The Geek Knits, Part 3

There have been so many questions on-line about needle storage that I have decided to share several options with you.

The first, my Bass Pro Shop Double Worm Bag, was widely discussed on knit lists in 2003.  Perhaps you have always wondered what a “worm bag” was, and what a knitter would do with it.  (I believe the sections are designed to store those plastic faux-worms fishermen use as bait.)  The bag has two sides (“double” worm bag); I use one for double points, one for circular needles.  They are the same, so I’m showing you the double point side.  This blue bag comes with a set of plastic zip-top inserts that have reinforced eyelets for a ring binder.  (I bought more inserts separately as my range of sizes increased.  The number seemed adequate for about a year.)  My labeling solution is to print out the size on my label maker (told you I’m a Geek) and put one label on each side of an index card.  When this index card is placed in the zip-lock insert, I can read the size from both front and back.  This solves the problem of labels not sticking on vinyl.

There is additional storage inside the front and back wall of each section, as well as large pockets on the outside front and back.

Knitty magazine inspired my storage solution for my long straight needles.  See the picture in the upper left corner of Knitty?  Click on Knitty’s  jug of needles (upper left corner of their page header) to read about them, and the dedication.  My version uses a jug painted for me by DD, Celticdragonfly on Ravelry.  Beside it you will see a Mickey Mouse as the Sorcerer’s Apprentice mug my youngest DD brought back from her Disney World honeymoon.  It stores my crochet hooks.

Speaking of the crochet hooks, this syringe holder usually resides in the Mickey mug.  It originally held a 50 cc syringe.  You might ask a hospital nurse if she ever uses these syringes.  This holder is thrown away when the syringe is used.  I use my re-purposed syringe holder to keep track of my steel crochet hooks (the itty-bitties, which you might use for beading).