Monday, September 10, 2012

A NeW BeGiNNinG

I recently met Michelle who is my partner in the 2012 Santa Sack Swap. A very dear friend of hers passed away and left a whole bunch of knitting needles... so Michelle very graciously gifted them to me.
Here they are in their original pouch...



I own many pairs of needles already... but some of these filled in a few gaps in my stash. I treasured the new ones... so I made a NEW home for them... now they can bunk in with mine.




Did you notice a butterfly or two on the flap ?


Well... they were cut from the original fabric. There wasn't enough fabric to use in the making of the new home but I felt I wanted to keep a small part of the original. I hope Michelle's friend is looking down and is pleased. The pattern was designed by Lyn Briggs called "Knitting Needle Roll".

20 comments:

shez said...

wow Chez what a great job you have done of your needle roll,its a great idea,and what a lovely thing for Michelle to do.xx

Cathy (aka CrafteeCC) said...

awww, that's nice ;-) Lovely of your friend to think of you and lovely that you retained something of the original ;-)

Fiona said...

great case and what a lovely thing to include some pieces of the original...
Hugz

Sue B said...

Lovelt story and a very handy case, mine live in the old Aust post poster tubes. I should get busy on one of these, another job for my ever growing list

Christine M said...

You knitting needle bag is lovely Chez. I love that you used some of the butterflies from the original bag to decorate your new one. How nice of Michelle to gift them to you.

Melody said...

I love the idea of incorporating some of the original fabric. You are so clever.

Sharon - Lilabelle Lane said...

I have to agree, such a lovely gift to rec and such a lovely idea to use some of the original fabric. xx

Maree: said...

I need one of these..Great Pattern.
Love Yours.
Cheers

Jeanette said...

What a great idea for your new knitting needle roll. Lovely gift from Michelle. Hugs,

Allie said...

How lovely hon, how thoughtful of you to keep the butterflies!

Michelle Ridgway said...

I know she would be so pleased that they have found a home where they are truly appreciated. I love your new case...very swish! I feel so great knowing that many more wonderful projects will come forth from her needles.
Hugs Michelle xx

Maria said...

What a great needle roll to keep the treasured needles in. Love the butterfly idea too.

Cat said...

What a lovely sentimental way to keep the old whilst making something new - LOVE - it

Deb R said...

What a great idea, a bit of old, a bit of new....

Claire said...

Wow what an awesome gift from your friend and what a beautiful way to honor her friend's memory by including some of the fabric from her needle case into yours. That is just a beautiful, thoughtful thing to do.

Sisbabestitches said...

Great touch with the butterflies, and yep I noticed them. Lovely to fill in the gaps in your needle stash, there are always some :) And I bet she is looking down very happy they are being used and have such a pretty place to live.

Sheila said...

Really great case Cheryll and I am sure that Michelle's friend is smiling at your new creation , enjoy the needles.

donna said...

You did a wonderful job on you needle case. You are so talented.
Hugs
donna

Little Susie Home Maker said...

That is so sweet, that you kept part of her original case, that really makes me smile. I love the case, I think I should make one adapted for my crochet hooks!
Blessings,
Susie

marina said...

love your needle case, it is a wonderful way to store them. Never seem to get around to making one of them have done one for crochet hooks though.

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