Of late I have been leaving a trail of wool & half finished knitting projects in my wake. I like having a few different things on the go but I find myself getting grumpy when I can't find the things I need & especially when someone steals the pencil I'm using & I need to mark where I'm up to on a pattern. My solution was to make a knitting bag that would hold all my current knitting projects & the accompanying bibs & bobs.
This bag is nice & big & has three pockets inside. One divided pocket for my needle gauge, pens/pencils & small needles, a second pocket for my circular needle set & a pattern or two & a very small third pocket to hold my stitch markers & cable needles.
The patchwork strip includes some appropriate Aunty Cookie scraps, the lining is furnishing weight fabric from Ikea & the bottom & handles are linen. Thanks to some thick interfacing & a layer of wading it stands up well on it's own & the handles make it easy to tote from room to room.
Unfortunately this was one of those projects where everything went wrong. I sewed the patchwork strip on upside down (& that's how it remains), I forgot to sew in the handles, the lining is a bit too big, my quilting is very ordinary & my sewing rather wonky. But even with all those flaws I love this bag & it does just what I wanted it to.