Monday, February 13, 2012

Needle box.

I recently found this vintage Bakelite needle box at a local antique store. I am not sure when it was made, but I assume quite a while ago as it is marked "Made in Melbourne - Australia". You don't find too many items made in Melbourne these days...

It is dusty pink and in brilliant condition. It has holes for sizing knitting needles according to imperial measurements, and has an inch ruler running along one side.

Now that I am a knitter (ahem), I had a growing pile of needles that were in desperate need of storage. This box is able to comfortably hold the shorter ones with room to spare.

Sam xox


  1. Oh, this is very cute and my Nan had one just like this! Quite right about anywhere in Australia manufacturing this type of item anymore.

  2. Very cool! I love the knitting gauge.

  3. Oh what a find! I love it. Good job!

  4. Love that knitting needle box--someone should start making them again, don't you think?

  5. A great container for your knitting needles.
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  6. Thats a great box, I love that it has the needle gauge in the lid, how much handier could it be?!