For some time now, I have been trying to organize my craft materials and tools. Only problem, is that I want the tools I use most often to be readily available, so that means they need to look nice too. I searched the internet to come up with some way of organizing my double pointed needles and crochet hooks. Primarily, what I saw was antique pipe holders upcycled as knitting needle holders. So, I went looking at some local antique shops. Unfortunately, I didn't quite find what I was looking for until I stopped by Lost and Found Thrift in Bountiful, Utah. First off, I must do a shout out to this glorious place. Not only do they have great items, but they have pictures all over the store to give you ideas of what some of their products could be turned into with a little DIY. The greatest part are the friendly, helpful owners. After browsing for a bit, I wasn't coming across any pipe holders, so I described what I was needing to Cheryl, one of the owners. She thought for a moment then I saw the light bulb go off and she asked if I had thought of using a floral frog. She went in the back and brought out exactly what I was needing. All that was left was to put it in a container. I remembered a milk glass trifle bowl I bought a while back and, lucky for me, they were a perfect fit! I didn't have to do any adjusting or jimmy rigging at all!
Now you tell me, isn't that perfect?! It is like my own little bouquet of knitting needles and crochet hooks. I love it! I know that this is a pretty serendipitous find, so if you are looking to organize your needles/hooks, you could also try an old test tube holder or a test tube vase.
Hey there! I'm Kristin, aka Kit. Here is just a peek into my crafting mind. I hope you find something to spur your creativity!