My friend Fiadhnat McGrath in Ireland sent me this neat little goodie. It is a stitch keeper. She got it at StitchKeepers . I think it is a good idea because the cups are vinyl and should last for a very long time. The elastic is easily replacible for longer or shorter needle sets and comes in many different sizes. These are so cute and useful. now no more broke off tips and lost stitches in my purse!! You got to love that.