30 March 2011

What? Me? Organized? ~ 2KCBWDAY3

As you may have noticed, I chose to participate in the second annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week.  It has been an interesting project and I have really enjoyed it - but today, I seem to have jumped the gun.  You see, in order to participate in this event, you must write about the topic given and use the search code (you may have noticed them in the titles - today's was 2KCBWDAY3) so that others may find your spin on the topic.  Sounds really cool, right... yeah, I thought so too which is why I opted in but here's the rub - I covered today's topic earlier this month!

Today's prompt reads:
Day Three: 30th March. Tidy mind, tidy stitches.
How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? It seems like an easy to answer question at first, but in fact organisation exists on many levels. Maybe you are truly not organised at all, in which case I am personally daring you to try and photograph your stash in whatever locations you can find the individual skeins. However, if you are organised, blog about an aspect of that organisation process, whether that be a particularly neat and tidy knitting bag, a decorative display of your crochet hooks, your organised stash or your project and stash pages on Ravelry."

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Yeah, covered the stash question here and the knitting bag question here but then it hit me - my knitting needle case!  I haven't written about that and it is something to make note of to be sure!  So let me show you my most prized knitting possession - my knitting needle roll.

For as long as I can remember, my mother has had (and still does to this day) the coolest knitting needle holder in the free world.  It is a beautiful shade of retro green and when you unroll it, you can hear angels sing as the lights from Heaven pour down on it's contents.  There is a place for everything in this little beauty.  Circulars, dpns, long and short alike - even some bits and bobs.  My mother's knitting needle roll is a treasure to her because her father made it.  I will do my best to get some photos of it this summer when we head out to Texas for a visit - it deserves it's own post, trust me... but I digress.  Let's get back to my knitting needle roll, as it is a treasure to me simply because my mother made it.

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She obviously knew of my love towards her knitting accessory (it even smelled like Poppaw's downstairs basement with it's different colored steps) and made me one with her own special twist.  Mine is unique and made specifically for me but every time I pull it out, I smile and think of her.

Thanks Mama - because of you, I will always be organized... and because of you, I was able to stay in the game... I love you.


1 comment:

  1. I love the old "retro" needle holders--I have one in a lovely green print, also, but it just holds straights. They can bring such a good feeling to a person, just by holding needles!


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