Home …

The home to everyone is to him his castle and fortress, as well for his defense against injury and violence, as for his repose ~ Edward Coke

My babies needed a safe home, and they needed one badly.  Everyone does … don’t they?

My Knitpros, my rosewoods, my flexi-grip hooks, my lace hooks and my speed stix — they were just being bounced around, from place to place.  From a plastic bag, to a too-small pencil case, to errr … nothing.  It was a shame that they had no “fortress”; they had no place to call home.  So I “made” them one. 

I was home again today, still recuperating from this last whooper of a migraine and I was glad that I had a place to rest today.   So why not make one for them?  I didn’t want to sleep anymore; I needed a quick project that could be an even quicker F.O. (finished object) to relax some more.  I didn’t want to crochet or knit a case so this yarn wrapped pretty was just the ticket.

The colour palette was inspired by my Knitpro hooks and project just took off from there.  Armed with a glue gun, yarn, a random strip of tulle, a button and a storage jar, my babies home went from:

to this:

I made sure to use a jar that was short enough so the hook sizes are not hidden because the jar is too tall.  With this, I could read the hook size on the handle of all the hooks in the jar.  Yes, pretty storage is a must but so is practicality.  Hunting for the sizes — no bueno! 

The back doesn’t look as tidy with all the glue residue, but I’ll leave it overnight then clip the residue off with a nail clipper or trim it with my tiny scissors.

Tip: For anyone who tries this project, if a wide mouth jar is used, to have your hooks stand up well, trim and glue to the inside of the jar a trimmed to size Styrofoam cup.  Once the cup is securely fastened in the jar, place the hooks in the Styrofoam cup — no-one would be the wiser.  😉

ETA: 8.4.2012 — craft glue is better to use than a hot glue gun.  It dries cleaner.

Don’t they look happy in their new “castle”?!!!!

ETA: I’m joining Tami’s for F.O. Friday with this post … hop over to her site and be inspired. 

Happy Friday!  😀

20 thoughts on “Home …

  1. The Rock Chic August 4, 2012 / 4:02 am

    I LOVE IT – what a super pretty castle for your hooks and what a great idea to adorn the glass. Stunning colours too. I guess I may have have to adopt that idea of yours.
    Glad that you are over your migraine – they suck eggs!

    • Nicky August 4, 2012 / 10:48 am

      Feel free, but make sure you post when you do!

      And thanks for the migraine concern. This one was a doozy — bigger than any one I had to deal with in the last couple of years. They really do suck eggs!

  2. Nicky August 3, 2012 / 8:42 pm

    Thanks so much everyone for your feedback. You all keep inspiring me to craft, craft, craft! 🙂

  3. CrochetQueen August 3, 2012 / 6:01 pm

    What a cute way to keep your hooks! And might I ask where you get your rosewood hooks, or what brand they are? I don’t have any at all and it makes me jealous seeing your beautiful collection!

    • Nicky August 3, 2012 / 8:34 pm

      I got mine one at a time here. I picked them up when they’re on sale … at $6.39. That’s the lowest price I’ve ever seen them anywhere. I think a sale’s going on now … check it out!

  4. creative urbanista August 3, 2012 / 4:35 pm

    I might have to steal that idea. 🙂 Was that just yarn wrapped around and glued to the jar? That’s a great idea to use up some scrap yarn. Looks a lot better than the giant plastic bin currently holding all my hooks and needles.

    • Nicky August 3, 2012 / 8:35 pm

      Yes ma’am … steal away!!! Easy peasy. 🙂 Let me see yours when you’re done okay. And we still need to do dranks!!!! LOLOL!!!

  5. Heather August 3, 2012 / 1:35 pm

    Oh that is a good solution. I just got a roll from DellaQ for all of mine.

  6. mary August 3, 2012 / 11:22 am

    thanks for the idea..my hooks and dpn’s always seem to end up in a zip lock glad bag!

    • Nicky August 3, 2012 / 8:39 pm

      Who you’re telling? Mine were all over the place. 😀

  7. Gracey August 3, 2012 / 8:40 am

    Great idea! And I think the styrofoam cup will also protect the tips of the hooks….

    • Nicky August 3, 2012 / 8:40 pm

      I didn’t think of that but that’s a really good point! 🙂

  8. Stitched Together August 3, 2012 / 7:50 am

    Great idea to add the styrofoam cup. I never would have thought of that!

    • Nicky August 3, 2012 / 8:39 pm

      That was all trial and error! I’m so glad it worked out!

  9. pattepoilue August 3, 2012 / 7:01 am

    Oh I love this idea! I might try something like that for my DPNs coz I’m sick of searching for them in all the boxes .

    • Nicky August 3, 2012 / 8:41 pm

      Oh boy … I think I’m going to do that too! 😀

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