Here is a small sample of my knitting collection [knittingalia/knitalia?] – all made from bakelite – with the exception of the knitting needles which are casein.
From the bottom left –a red beehive wool holder; the ball unscrews to take the wool, which feeds out through a hole in the base- and one wears it on ones arm while knitting. It is called a ‘beehive’ holder due to the graduated shape – wool holders also come in a pure spherical shape also.
Next to the wool holder- bakelite needle gauges: again the larger three gauges are ‘beehive’ shaped. Why beehive and knitting are an associated idea I have yet to ascertain, but the gauges are inscribed ‘Patons Beehive knitting gauge’.
Next to the gauges is a bakelite knitting counter: the ring allows it to be attached to the knitting needle and as each knitted row is completed the counter is advanced- to keep track of progress.
Finally- the two needle boxes are Australia bakelite- and they also have knitting needle gauges in the top section.
I am a knitter, and a big fan of bakelite- so naturally I have collected bakelite knitting paraphernalia.