Why the heck do we call them notions?
The definition we are used to is “items for needlework”, small items used in sewing, e.g. needles, pins, thread, and buttons
But a notion could be and idea, an impression, a perception, a desire or a whim….all rather romantic and whistful…
A few buttons and thread and a couple of needles are dull utilities huh? Practical implements and nothing more…
Maybe…just maybe, they are called notions because of what a creative mind and dexterous hands can do with needles, pins, thread and buttons…something romantic, creative and wistful maybe??
Something to think about …
My knitting notions do not say “romantic” or wistful”. They have been living in a in their worn-out, faded needle book…
The felt is so old that it won’t hold needles any more…it needs replacing.
And it’s time to confess, I lied to you. I didn’t show you everything from Ally Pally
I bought something else at Ally Pally….
It’s the Namaste Buddy Travel Case.
I bought it from the Little Knitting Company‘s stand for a bargainous £12. I was expecting more 🙂
It’s magnetic so doesn’t fling my scissors to the floor when I open it…
And has a little divider which keeps all my magnetically held pins and needles separated.
Best of all, it Nearly goes with my Namaste knitting bag and Namaste needle binder! (Different colour but close enough)
At least my Knitting notions are now properly packed for the big move on Monday 😀