Oh I do love my little (or large) collection of knitting needles, crochet hooks, stitch markers, scissors, darning needles, knitting pins and tape measures! And keeping it all neat and tidy has at times been a little bit of a challenge. Thankfully I love storage so hunting down the perfect solution for my yarn craft tools has been a very exciting journey.
Although I can have a few projects in progress at once, I tend to work on one at a time, so I have a basket or bag that contains all the yarn for that project and when I work on it it comes everywhere with me. So it made sense for me to have a small make up/pencil case style 'bag' to keep scissors, tape measure, spare row counters, stitch markers and darning needle, which I could move from basket to basket as I moved between projects.
I moved from metal to Brittany Birch to Clover Amour crochet hooks in a space of 9 years. The move from metal to birch started because they're just so pretty (!) and I loved the shape of the hook. I collected the set over time and love how they now look in one of my grandmothers mugs. I moved to the Clover hooks when I experienced terrible cramps in my thumb pad after prolonged hooking with a 3.5mm birch hook. I needed a bigger handle on the hook and the Clover offered me the most comfort. I bought as I needed until I had most of the sizes and then filled in the gaps. I remember my gramdmother keeping pens and pencils in a glasses case so when I spotted one on sale I knew this was a good solution to crochet hook storage.
I bought my straight knitting needle roll at the same time as my second linen yarn craft bag. These bags are made with vintage linen sourced by Jolie and hand made into cherished and heirloom pieces. Although I have metal, plastic and wooden needles, I only store my wooden needles in the roll. These are the ones I use all the time as I find anything else terribly slippery (which could have something to do with my tension!).
Just recently (ie 2016), I've needed more double pointed needles so my collection of sizes has grown considerably as has the need of a storage solution for them. I visited Jolie a few weekends back and luckily they had a small crochet hook roll in stock. It's the ideal size for dpn's and fits into my collection perfectly.
I'm on the hunt for circular needle storage as mine live in a pencil case and I find that I need to take them all out to find the one I need, then spend ages rolling them all up to pack away. I have an idea to make one but it's still in the recess of my creative brain.
If you post or have posted about your tool storage please let me know so I can have a look!