Saturday, 6 July 2013

What's in the Box?

I have something a little different to share with you knitting box. When I first started getting into knitting and making things around a year ago, I kept buying wool without knowing what I was going to make with it. All this wool lived in plastic bags by the bed, next to the sofa, in the top of the wardrobe (where it fell out and hit me on the head regularly) and generally drove the boyfriend a bit crazy. So when Christmas 2012 came around and I had been knitting all winter, I requested some kind of box for all my knitting/crafting supplies. I was thinking of the types of things you see in John Lewis or other department stores with a funky fabric pattern, but which are actually rather small and impractical. What I wasn't expecting... was this. 

 This is an approximately 100 years old wooden knitting box/trunk. It's more of a piece of furniture than a box really. My mum found it in the depths of Shepton Mallet flea market for (i'm told) a bargain price.

After being initially a little bemused by my Christmas present, I've rather fallen in love with it. It has a shelf an inch or so deep which sits on the top for all your needles, pins and little bits and bobs and underneath is a good sized space for wool and fabric. Unsurprisingly it wouldn't have fit on the Megabus back to London with me so I had to wait a while for my parents to visit and bring it up.

So if you are looking for somewhere to keep all your sewing/knitting supplies and a modern fabric box won't cut it, I would definitely recommend one of these if you can get your hands on one.

Do you keep your crafty supplies somewhere a little unusual? Let me know!

Emily Kate

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