Tuesday, June 21, 2011

What's in Your Knitting Bag?

My new zippered bag for notions like stitch markers and scissors

How many of these items do you have in your knitting bag?  (The list is from My Little Knitting Book:  A Quick Reference, a booklet by Joan Sheridan.)

  • Yarn darner 
  • Sharp small scissors and theadcutter pendant
  • Crochet hooks (D,J, Steel 10)
  • Stitch markers (more than one kind)
  • Cable needles and/or spare double points
  • Stitch holders (two of each size)
  • Smooth yarn for provisional cast ons, holding stitches and making emergency stitch markers
  • Plastic seaming pins and/or Knit Klips
  • Point protectors
  • Row counter and calculator
  • Blocking pins
  • Tape measure
  • Small ruler
  • Needle gauge
  • Pen, pencil, & highlighter
  • Sticky notes and removeable highlighter tape
  • Zippered bag for notions
  • Business cards for your favorite yarn stores
  • Nail file and hand cream

I can check off maybe 1/4 of that list.  I always put in:  small scissors, row counter, tape measure, needle gauge, tiny wooden crochet hook for dropped stitches, cable needle, big-eyed sewing needle for kitchenering sock toes.

As of two days ago, I no longer just toss that stuff loose into a tote bag.  I treated myself to a little zippered notions bag.  I can keep it pre-loaded and just toss the thing into my knitting bag.  Now I'm considering upgrading my tape measure to something from Lantern Moon.  That sheep and bumblebee crack me up.  Or should I keep with the egg theme I have going with the notions bag and go for the hen?

Zipper pull detail on my new notions bag.  Shiny!


1 comment:

cleoj386 said...

Very cute!