Pokdej knitting assessories (etsy link), a woman out of Vancouver, BC. I came across her shop via an ad** on Ravelry, and initially checked it out for inspiration. But looking closer at her cases, I could see the quality of the product and the great design she came up with, and decided to support this shop. Doesn't help that she's Canadian!
- Regular Case: has 9 slots to hold needles ranging from 3.5 mm to 8 mm, plus 4 extra wide slots for other needles.
- XL Case: has 18 slots for two sets of needles, plus 4 extra wide slots for other needles.
I've had it for a few weeks now, and the needles are staying put despite being knocked about in my camp bag and backpack, and tossed around the room (I'm not always gentle when I decide that it's time to sleep and I have to clear off all my knitting crap to get into bed). Looking at the pouch now, I probably shouldn't have bought one with white on the outside, but oh well, too late now.
While I probably could've made a similar case myself for less than I paid, this case is well made and well designed, and I'm really pleased to support this person and her clever little shop. She makes some excellent knitting accessories - I love her clear vinyl box bags, and she offers build-your-own kits, where you can pick your own fabrics and colours and she'll make them up just for you!
The interchangeable needle case is surprisingly compact - it's much smaller than I thought it'd be. I've included a mechanical pencil (oriented the wrong way - oops) for scale, below.
goodie pack I won in a giveaway from Suzy Bee Sews. Thanks again Suzy! I use this case constantly for stitch holders and tightening keys, and incidentially, I used up the rest of that clear elastic on my recent Linden sweatshirt!
|Where the heck are all of my metal needles?!|
Re-reading my post, I do want to note that I paid full price for this case and this review is totally because I'm in love with the product. I know there can be controversy over product review posts, but no one paid me to write this (or even asked), and I'm truely gaga over this case. :) I actually had to force myself to hold off writing it as soon as I got my grubby paws on it, just so I could see how it held up with use. Which is excellent, btw. Except for the white - WHY DID I ORDER A WHITE CASE?! Silly dirty geologist, you never learn.
* Interchangeable knitting needles are a system of circular needles where a cable can screw into the base of a pair of knitting needles, allowing you to vary the length of cable and needle size without having to buy a whole bunch of fixed circular needle sets. Really handy if you do a ton of different types of projects and don't want a thousand different fixed circs. There's apparently some disadvantages, but I haven't experienced any yet.
** Incidently, Ravelry is the only site that I will actively search out, click, and buy things from. I completely ignore ads on every other site - mostly because I don't know if they can be trusted. Ravelry only allows relevent ads that a veto'd ahead of time.