Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Our "Tabletop Knitting Caddy".....


When you can't sleep at night because crazy ideas are swimming around in your head, it's best to go with them and see what develops.


My best knitting is done late at night when everyone's been tucked into bed.  I usually have a hot or cold drink on the end table next to me with a coaster underneath it.  Then everything that I need for that particular project is scattered all over the table, too.  It's a mess and then I find myself knocking things off onto the floor.............


So, somewhere this little idea for a tabletop knitting caddy was formed.  It holds a 9 x 12" piece of ceramic tile that can be bought at any home improvement store.  This tile not only holds the caddy in place from the weight, but it also serves as a coaster to keep the table top finish from getting wet.

A small pocket was placed on top to hold double pointed needles (or whatever) and then a larger pocket drapes down the side.  It works great by allowing the piece to drape across the front of the end table and then all your supplies are in easy reach.

Will anyone be interested in such a product?  I haven't a clue and only time will tell.  Tomorrow I'll get back to the drawing board and see what improvements I can make.  Cross your fingers and toes for us!

2 comments:

Caffeine Girl said...

I know nothing about marketing, but I do think this is a brilliant idea!

Gale Fields said...

Certainly an interesting idea! I love the part about the big tile being the weight as well as the coaster. I would also need a place to put the tiny things I often use, like the coiless safety pin or stitch markers and cable needle. Right now I put them in a small bowl at my chairside table, but frequently also knock the bowl over and have to crawl around on the floor looking for them, too.

You are full of such good ideas!