A few weeks ago, Stephanie posted this:
which someone had brought to a book-signing. It's very cool, and it got me thinking that some point protectors would be a good thing, considering my propensity to lose my fifth needle. Steph's needle holder is not widely available, so I set out on a hunt.
The most widely available dpn holders look like this:
They're little rubber things that hold the needles together. Functional, yes. Elegant, no.
The next most common needle holder things look like this:They're made of leather and one goes on each end and is connected with elastic. Again, functional, yes, I suppose. Still, not elegant. Why do they have to be hexagons? Why wouldn't they be rectangular? I don't get it.
The last set I found were just a variation on a theme, and still, not very attractive. And not quite as functional as the tube above. I love the thought of encasing the needles and not having a bunch of elastic hanging around.
So why is this all that's available? Do any of you know of any other options? I've spent some time thinking about ways I could make my own. I think a trip to Home Depot might be in order; I shall wander the aisles and when offered help I shall refuse, because it's easier than explaining.