Zig-Zag Lace Cup and Circular Needles Hanger… both have a 20 yard version, which is what you see in the examples, but both patterns also have any-size, any-gauge (therefore any-yarn) variations! Make the cup more lacy with a finer weight yarn, and/or make it bigger or smaller to suit your needs. Knit up the needle hanger in any yarn you have leftover; add more levels lengthwise for extra categorization of your circular collection…
The cup can easily be stiffened with regular white glue – admiring it once it’s dry the next day is super exciting, by the way! I want to make a ton more of these cups now, I love it so much! You could also choose to slip it over a cardboard tube to make it a functioning cup, instead of stiffening it (instructions for both options are included in the ebook).
(I’m sad my first club ebook had to be entirely shot with my point+shoot camera, since my D80′s still in the repair shop, boo….) And then the other pattern is a pretty simple piece with lots of buttonholes and straps that get woven through them. I learned how to make one-row buttonholes for the first time while designing this, and have no idea why it took me so long! They’re pretty darn rad! As I noted in the pattern, I think it would look super cool to knit the straps in a contrasting colored yarn from the main knit piece – it would really show off the woven construction (I kind of want to make another one to try it out).
And then there are some other projects too, of course! In fitting with the theme of organizing your knitting needles and notions, I show you how to make a carry-all case for your most-used needles, and a little drawstring baggy for your stitch markers and other wee bits…
So, if you make everything in the ebook, you’ll have newly crafted storage solutions for your entire needle collection! Especially if you do what I’m surely going to be doing, and make several more lace cups to hold all your straights (if you have a big vintage needle collection like me, that is). The final extra goodie in the ebook is a page of silly little drawings of knitting needles and notions, which can be embroidered on to the baggy or needle case if you like. There’s a glimpse of it below, beside a snippet from the stiffening tutorial:
So there’s the first month! It’s all on ravelry, and you can now subscribe for 6 months (just $20) right there, which starts with this current month – so this ebook will automatically be sent to you immediately upon subscribing! Neato! You can also buy this ebook alone over there ($5), and you can also sign up through my club page (which still needs a bit more updating, but the ravelry link suffices for the time being).
If, for some reason, you want to subscribe starting with next month (like, you bought this ebook alone but now you decided you actually want a membership), you can do that on my club webpage. This will be a useful feature when your 6 month membership runs out, as this is how you can renew it to continue your subscription seamlessly.
Remember, for every month that you’re a member on the ebook release day, you’re entered into a members drawing for a superfun club-related package of awesomeness! This month’s winners were Miranda and Esther, yay!!
Ok I think that’s everything! Hope you like the first new month, I’m super duper happy with how it all came together! Yayyyyy!