Hey, don't go away, there's a giveaway!!!
What's in the bag?
So, what IS in the bag and what do YOU keep in yours? Read on to find out how you can win youself a lovely 'giveaway' prize. Well, this is my gorgeous knitting notions bag. You know, where I keep all those totally indispensible little odds and ends that are every knitting girl's 'must have' items. The bag itself is another of Michele's from 'Three Bags Full', that I've had for a while now. It's one of her 'tall mia' bags and is just the perfect shape and size. Do you want to see what's kept inside?
Well here you have it!!!!
The little white tape lives inside the tin.
I also have some special favourites that live in their own little tins, inside the bag ;-)
The little metal ringed stitch markers are beautiful and also do their job perfectly. Don't you just love those cute little metal 'made with love 'plates' to sew inside special projects. I'll make sure I stitch one inside the wedding memories shawl that I'm making for my daughter!
Then there's this pretty litttle zip purse that always contains a couple of reels of thread and some fine needles, useful for attaching buttons or labels.
It's surprising how many different bits and bobs you need for a successful knitting experience!!!! There are cable needles, and stitch holders of different sizes, a plentiful supply of Brittany sock needles. I've lost countless of theses on car journeys. You've only got to loosen your grip on one ever so slightly and the little begger jumps away and disappears down into the bowels of the car-seat mechanicals i.e. down the side and into the metalwork, never to be seen or heard of again. There's nothing worse than not having a spare sock needle when you need one!
I always have a couple of pairs of scissors in the bag, some highlighter tape, for marking those complicated rows on a lace pattern as you work, a spare pen (just in case) and those little 'handmade by snoopydog' labels that I seldom use, but love to have.
A knitting session never goes smoothly if you have a rough nail or two. The yarn gets snagged; so irritating! So, I always carry a nail file and some handcream from 'TheWoolen Rabbit'. Rough hands ruin any fine yarn, creating a nasty halo of fuzz which shouldn't be there!