I've used PVC pipe in the past for several other projects...quilt design frames, games and dog gates. Today's idea came to me when my youngest daughter Kelsie started knitting over her Christmas break from college. She taught herself how to knit one night while we were both on our laptops together. I was on the computer writing a blog post and she was on her computer watching a YouTube instructional video on how to knit. She was knitting away by the end of the night.
Once family knew she was knitting, the supplies started rolling in. So where to store all the knitting needles?...PVC pipe of course! The picture below shows the pipe needle holder and the black scarf that she started. Isn't her scarf so cute...her first one.
I used 3/4 inch pipe and 2 end caps. A 10 foot piece of pipe is $1.62 and end caps are only 32 cents each. The pipe cuts easily with a saw, but you can always ask the men at the hardware store, they'll cut any thing for you.
I cut my pipe about 18 inches long to fit the needles she has, so the pipe and the 2 end caps total about 98 cents!
The end caps just go onto the ends very easily.
Just fill the pipe with your needles...maybe all one size in one tube and label the outside.
Squeeze on the other cap and you're good to go...knitting that is!
Stores easily in your knitting basket without any chance of getting poked.
No matter what size pipe you use, this is a quick and easy project and cheap too.
Now if we can convince the pvc company to manufacture the pipe in fashion colors. Wait...if we do that, they'll raise the price, especially if they knew we were using it for something fun. Maybe we can just spray paint it.
What does PVC actually stand for...poly vinyl chloride. Boring! Well, for me it means...pretty valuable crafts! Click here for the other pvc projects.
Happy Tuesday and see you in the aisles of the hardware store,