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So I’d like to know where, you got the notion

OK, soBanshee how many of you have that song by The Hues Corporation in your head now?  For that, I apologize.  I really do.  I woke up the other day with an Elton John song in my head for no particular reason and it wasn’t one of his better ones.   Regardless, it didn’t belong in there and it took the better part of the morning to get it out!

About notions.  I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorites with you from time to time.

I am just about finished with my “Twas the Night Before Christmas” socks.  We all know that knitting with size 1 US dpns can be dicey at times, and I love a good challenge as much as the next gal, but when I discovered these little needle holders, I wondered how I had gotten on without them.  Check them out.  How cute are they???


Double-pointed needle case


They are even cute on the inside.  Like me!!

I purchased these on Etsy.  The shop is  Handmade by Jayney  and she has some really sweet items for sale.  They fit 6″ dpns perfectly.  In fact, I secured the needles that held the instep stitches in the case while I turned my heel.  I was like a woman on fire.  On FIRE!

The other super lovable notion I am using with this project is…

A Hello Kitty Lunchbox!!

Hello Kitty Lunchbox

Hello Kitty! Whatcha making?

Hello Kitty Lunchbox

Prepare to be amazed…

I know what you are thinking.  Regina, you have just blown my mind and I need a minute to process.

Take all the time  you need, my friend.  While you acclimate to your new-found enlightenment, let me further impress you by telling you that the stitch markers are kept in a Trader Joe’s Green Tea Mints tin, and yes…my Pilot G-2 pen is wearing a Hello Kitty band-aid to prevent people from walking off  with it.  As you see, it works like a charm.

I prefer using boxes like this because:

1. fancy-pants project bags snag my yarn on the zipper

2. fancy-pants project bags snag my money – have you priced some of these babies??

3. fancy-pants project bags don’t protect my needles against my 85 lb golden retriever’s rump, or protect my 85 lb golden retriever’s rump against my needles.


Show me your stuff.  What is your favorite notion?

Sipping:  Killian’s Irish Red (Good ol’ Uncle George!)

Listening:  Why this, of course!

Today’s magnificent Saints are:  Saints Jacinta and Francisco Marta.  If you aren’t familiar with the story of Fatima, I encourage you to learn more about it here.  Really awesome stuff.

Have a wonderful week!



8 comments on “So I’d like to know where, you got the notion

  1. The dpn holder is super cute!
    My brain has been torturing me with sitcom theme songs from the 70’s and 80’s. They just keep popping into my head.

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    1. ReginaMary says:

      You have my sympathies!! 😃

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  2. AJ says:

    I’m using size 1 DPN’s right now too! I love my stitch markers that are soft plastic:)

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  3. tinaor says:

    Going to be ‘Rocking the Boat’ in my head all day now! Thanks for that, ha ha. Your post does make me think about my ‘notions’. Just next to me is a handpainted knitting bowl – I painted it at a workshop last year – I am not actually using it!!

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  4. Project bags with zippers snag yarn, needles, bits…anything they feel like. We tend to use open bags or tie string bags. Those zippers….:)

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  5. Those pouches are such a good idea!
    I love Miffy things rather than Hello Kitty, but it works exactly the same – nobody ever nicks them 😀

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  6. knitterjules says:

    Lunch boxes as project bags?!! Definitely need a few moments to process the new possibilities for project storage…! I already have a few knitting bags that were designed for cosmetics, toiletries and laundry, but now I can look in a whole new department and go to kitchenware for my search for afforable, practical containers! Thanks for the inspiration! 😀

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  7. ReginaMary says:

    Right??? It came quite by accident when a student at school gave me his Jimi Hendrix lunchbox to hold my yarn in. I loved the way it kept things together and I even used a magnet to hold the section of the pattern to the lid while I knit. I have had so much fun when I take my knitting in public. You can imagine the conversations; they range from the very young (look mommy, she has a Hello Kitty lunchbox) to the more mature (I love the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles!) I have some very small ones that I use to hold notions. I think they are pencil cases. Anyhoo. I am glad you enjoyed the post!


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