I”ve been looking for a way to organize my circular needles. I have two beautiful Lantern Moon silk needle cases, but they’re not enough to hold all of my 30+(!) Lantern Moon ebony circulars, I think because I save the packaging. Why save the packaging? I use my needles so much, the sizes rub off! It’s frustrating to not be able to tell what size I’m plucking out of the needle case, and it’s hard to mark the silk to tell me. These are so lovely, but my needles are always spilling out all over.
When I saw this file organizer, I decided to give it a try.
There are enough pockets inside that I can go from size 3 through 10. Anything larger than 10 goes in with the 10′s, too. It all fits and is quite tidy, and I can tell at a glance which size I’m looking at because of the packaging. Pretty happy over here! I will also admit to having a not quite so pretty accordion file of bamboo circulars, and some dpns over there, too. But for the most part, I use my ebony circulars, and I want to have them easily at hand.
You may suggest that I use a zippered binder full of plastic zip pages, but I’ve tried that, and have too many needles for it, too! How do you store your circulars?
And! Now I have these two lovely silk needle cases that are looking for a new home. If you’d like one, please leave me a comment telling what you’re using now, and why you think the silk case would work better for you. These are too pretty to not be used! I’ll pick a winner on Friday.