Clearly there was a time a few months ago when I wasn’t paying much attention to my email (don’t you hate when that happens?) because I don’t even remember this one and it’s from May! Well, let me make up for that by sharing this fun little project for making your own colored knitting needles completely from scratch.
Yes, this project starts with a wooden dowel from the home improvement store. Cut them down to size, let the kids color them with watercolors (or do it yourself; why should they get all the fun?), let them dry, sharpen up one end and you’re good to go.
Of course these will not be exactly the same size as conventional knitting needles, but they are really pretty and would be a great gift for a knitting member of your family if you let the kids paint them. And Palak assures that after knitting a bunch of I-cord out of white yarn on the needles that she didn’t experience any bleeding onto the yarn. I would probably just use them with dark yarn anyway, but that’s me being paranoid. Either way, they’re super cute!
[Photo via Made it Handmade.]