What’s in my yarn bag?

I carry a lot of stuff with me. Prepared for every eventuality sort of a situation. I carry a project in it’s project bag, small notions zippered pouch and my knitting journal. If I’m using a pattern, also a pattern wallet.

I’m slightly obsessed with Madbird products, I own a lot of Alecia’s project bags in many sizes and the pattern wallet is also from her.

Above are the contents of my notions pouch. I like to use coil-less safety pins as markers and I like to keep them pinned to the outside for easier access. I also carry a tape measure, the thingies for knitpro interchangeable needles and a pair of small scissors.
Few stitch holders, more markers. The wooden needle case is from here. I also have a small pen, spare tips, a double pointed needle and a handmade crochet hook.

I’m currently working on a lovely pattern by Boo Knits. The yarn is my handspun, although it looks kind of like Noro. The needles are fancy schmancy ebony super pointy ones. I had them for years, can’t remember who makes them, I’d love to get more. Love them for lace.

Máire brought a label maker to the studio, so I made my knitting journal official, by labelling it on the front and back and inside with my address. I was very pleased with it and subsequently I labelled all things… as you do. We also labelled the dogs, but it didn’t stick.

What item in your kit you can’t be without?

6 thoughts on “What’s in my yarn bag?

  1. I always love peeks into other's bags. This time I surprised at how similar the contents are between our bags. I use old Clinique cosmetic bags for my portable stas of supplies. I inherited my knitting stash from my mom, so I like to keep some of her items in there– an old Susan Bates needle gauge, a couple of pale blue stitch holders, and some pink plastic yarn spools for doing color work. Thanks for your interesting post.

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  2. aaah, a needle gauge. I miss that in my kit. I have 2, but they are both too big for my baggie 😦
    I love vintage knitting tools and I'm envious you inherited some form your mom!

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  3. Just curious but what do you write in your knitting journal? It's nice to see other addicts not leaving the house without a bunch of knitting gear. You never know when you can pull it out and work on it! 😀

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  4. I have a tendency to carry everything with me too. I'd like to stop carrying a few things (and have already moved things like all of my interchangable tips and supplies out of my bag :S). I don't think I can go anywhere without my measuring tape, though!

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