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quiltknit1
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Uganda
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Posted - 10/14/2005 :  05:26:20 AM  Show Profile Send quiltknit1 a Private Message
I keep my circular needles in gallon freezer zipper bags in a three-ring notebook. To punch holes in the plastic bag, punch through a lightweight card (magazine insert), measure needles once and write on bag the size and length of needles in that bag, and place in a three ring binder. No more tangled needles of uncertain size! cherry

Quill
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Posted - 10/14/2005 :  05:36:38 AM  Show Profile  Visit Quill's Homepage Send Quill a Private Message
My mom gave me a great idea for storing circular needles-- at office supply stores, you can buy organizers intended, I think, for coupons or maps. They're like thick plastic envelopes, subdivided into slots, and each slot has a tab for a label. You can fit multiple needles in each slot--if you have say, size 9 bamboo, Addis, and something else. So far, this has worked incredible well for me.

KAren
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knitloon
Gabber Extraordinaire

524 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2005 :  06:13:01 AM  Show Profile Send knitloon a Private Message
I made my own "circular solution" organizer. I just found two cream colored cloth napkins on clearance, folded them in half lengthwise, sewed them together making multiple compartments through which to slide my needles, and slipped in a hanger. I then marked each compartment with the different sizes using a permanent marker. I attached a needle sizer to the hanger hook with a piece of yarn. Easy and very cheap. Even cheaper if you have some leftover fabric lying around.
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tfolist@mac.com
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Posted - 10/14/2005 :  9:31:54 PM  Show Profile Send tfolist@mac.com a Private Message
I keep my circulars in a zippered DVD case (not a CD case -- it's too small and squarish) which is tall and rectangular. I keep a needle gauge in the first pocket and I've used address labels to mark each pocket with a different size. I reserve the last few pockets for crochet hooks. These pockets are large enough to store the original package my needles came in (after I started saving them!) as well as my DPNs in the same size.

I'm curious as to whether anyone has made the hanging circular storage gadget from the StitchNbeach book.
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