Sunday, August 29, 2010

Knit-Knacks: Needle Case

I have to say that the one thing that is extremely frustrating with being male in the knitting world (besides the lack of sweater patterns) is finding gender appropriate accessories.  For the last few months I have been on the prowl for a knitting needle case to hold all my various supplies; however, I have been very unsuccessful.

The only needle cases I've been able to find are extremely effeminate, featuring either intense floral patterns in noxious pastel shades of pink and purple or solid color cases that are also only available in  vomit-worthy pastel shades.  Not that there is anything wrong with these items, if you are of the female persuasion, but it tends to draw a lot of unwanted attention from passers by if you are male.

And being a male knitter already tends to draw the eye to you so no sense in giving people additional ammo in which to judge your mental state, and a pink pastel paisley case with weapon-like tools held inside tends to send the wrong message...don't you think?

I was almost to the point of having to make my own with my limited sewing ability...not a prospect I was looking forward to, but luckily I didn't have to muster the courage to tackle a sewing project because I found the holy grail of knitting needle cases!

Behold! My Holy Grail!
Mimi Knitting Needle Case 15-1/2"X5-1/2"X1" - Scarlet

YAY! I finally found a case that is both gender appropriate AND stylish!  And when one stumbles upon an item like this after months of searching it is always customary to perform a celebratory dance in the manner of your choosing.  For this particular purchase I chose the subtle art of the tootsie roll...

To the left, to the left, to the right, to the right, to the front, to the front, to the back, to the slide with it!


  1. Although I am a girl, I hate the really nasty old lady pastel crap they put on arts and crafts everything. My sewing machine has flowers on it :/ Can't complain though because it was super cheap!

  2. So glad to hear that I am not the only one who HATES all of pastel shades on everything these days! I say, bring back the Primaries!!!