Firstly, I want to thank Stitch Craft Marketing and Della Q for providing this beautiful needle case to me for review. After I had had it in my possession for a few weeks, I decided to contact Stefanie at Stitch Craft to see if I could pay-it-forward and offer it as a giveaway. I love love love needles and notions and bags and cases but the sad fact is, I am trying to simplify and keep things to a minimum so I hope it can fill a hole in your notions needs, rather than here where I’m afraid that it won’t be used to its full potential!
This is a needle case from the new Esquire collection. It is minimalist and utilitarian. I love the dark colour, although with all the dog hair in our house, it shows on the case!
Della Q products are hand sewn in Vietnam and are all designed by Della herself. The prototypes are sewn by a sample maker, who is a man, but the remaining sewing is mostly done by women. She has built this business over the course of the last 10 years and I’ve heard nothing but good things about her cases and their craftsmanship.
This particular case is for both straight and circular needles, comes with lables in the various needle sizes to attach if you so choose. I have had tremendous pain and discomfort in my wrists and had let all of my straight needles go, a recent decision that I agonized over and finally just had to admit I needed to do! For those out there who love their straight needles still, particularly for knitting sweaters in pieces (I’ve heard it’s very enjoyable to knit pieced sweaters on straights?), this is the case for you.
As per Della Q’s reputation, this case is beautifully made with accurate stitching and even had a zippered pocket for notions like tapestry needles, stitch markers and scrap yarn for holding stitches. Anything you’d carry in your little notions pouch can travel in that zippered pocket as it would be safe from falling out. I thought this was a great addition to the case and made it incredibly utilitarian.
My question for you to enter to win this case is Where do you manage and store your knitting needles currently? Have you found a way that works for you, or are you still struggling to find the perfect solution? If you’ve been reading this for a while, I solved my problems with needle storage a long time ago and you can read about that here. It’s a simple storage option that I spent about $15 on from Staples.
I will draw a winner from the comments section on June 29th. Good luck!