A very charming authoress, Lorna Miser was in the Got Your Goat Yarn Studio this last Thursday for their February knit along. On seeing my purple-loving-ness, she mentioned the Purple Show Down she’d had during her recent travels, and later when spotting my needle bag (I was starting the project that evening and hadn’t had time to sort out needles before), she shared her purple travel needle case (it’s in the photo on her blog, linked above).
Well, I’ve been getting tired of my crochet hooks all floating in the bottom of my notions bag, so I took inspiration from her case, and my general despite of sewing, to make myself a lined hook case.
The fabric came from remnants of other sewing projects. John and I spent a lot of time hopping between stores trying to find the right eyelets (he called them grommets, and I’m not sure what the difference should be). I have a bias tape tool and lots of stitch witchery, and (after the trip) a pound-on-it paper/cloth/leather punch and a new hand-held Singer (so worth the US$20 even if it only has the power to go through two layers of fabric). Also a headache from pounding on the punch and the eyelet setter.
All told, worth it!