We were on vacation this past week. Since it was a billion degrees the whole time, I kind of lost my will to knit, but I got a good start on sassymetrical, at least. I don't have anything to show you but a blob of stockinette, though, so instead, here's a glimpse of my knitting bags:
I am constantly on a quest for the perfect knitting project bag. Despite my best efforts to be organized, I always have a lot of things going at once, so at the very least, a bag for everything keeps the yarn from getting tangled too badly. I've made all kinds of bags in my limited sewing career; some I've used, some have been gifts. I have yet to design the perfect knitting bag, though someday I will.
The bag on the far left was a gift from my MIL last week. Ten Thousand Villages is a fair trade shop with locations in various Mennonite towns across the country; this one came from Kansas. It's a sturdy canvas bag with a handy velcro closure at the top. It's a bit nice for groceries, but might be the perfect size for a larger project, like a sweater.
The bag in the middle is one I made at least 5 or 6 years ago, if not more. It's soft ecru-colored denim fabric I nabbed from my mom's stash. I designed the whole thing myself, and even did the leaf stamping. There is a sage-colored lining and inner pockets for things like needle gauges and crochet hooks and tiny bottles of lotion. I'm proud of that one, and I think I must have been channeling Martha Stewart the day I made it. It's not on-the-go very much, though, because I tend to keep all my DPNs in there along with small unfinished projects. It's still my favorite.
The last bag on the right is from Whole Foods and cost 79 cents. It was designed by Cheryl Crowe and is made of recycled plastic. It's not nearly as nice or special as anything I could have designed and made myself, but it's a perfect size and plenty sturdy. It's the one I took along to the Dells this week, and it was just right for what I needed.
What about you? What do you look for in your knitting bag? Do you throw everything into a plastic shopping bag? A large Ziploc? Your purse? A designer specialty?
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