Monday, February 2, 2015
What's in Your Bag?
Most knitters carry around a number of notions in their knitting bag. I have my own list, it does vary from project to project. It also changes according to how long I will be away from home and how much knitting time I have. These are the things I may have in my bag. Many of them live on the table next to where I most often sit to knit, ready to be tossed into the bag as I prepare to knit away from home.
Handy travel Knit Kit (TSA approved), this tool incorporates a number of notions including scissors, a tape measure, two sized crochet hook and a counter.
A needle gauge.
A small ruler.
An emery board (for rough nails edges and to smooth wooden needles).
A small container of hand lotion.
Wet ones, which are very useful normally and essential if you have a hand dyed yarn which is rubbing off on your hands.
A yardage chart when I go on yarn shop visits.
Stitch markers, I like a really good selection, open, closed, plastic, rubber and yarn as well as a few coil less pins.
Waste yarn, handy if you need to save many live stitches or to use as a life line.
A really small size circular needle that slips into the work to correct various problems.
A stitch holder.
Sewing up needles.
Pencil, sharpener and eraser.
An extra cable needle just in case I lose the one in my garment. I've been known to substitute toothpicks and paper clips when desperate!
A notebook, this one has graph paper pages.
A small sticky roll to clean myself up when using fuzzy yarns.
A buttonhole gauge for marking even intervals.
My I phone has a calculator so I no longer carry a separate one.
A clear pencil or cosmetic bag to hold everything and keep them visible.
A copy of my pattern. When I'm really thinking I put it in a page protector.
Post it notes
A power bar just in case. Knitting burns a lot of calories, I think everyone knows that right?