Friday, 2 April 2010

Knitting Bag...

Knitting Bag

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.

Knitting Bag Pocket #1

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.

Knitting Bag

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.

15 comments:

Katyha said...

I love it! I have a knitting bag but it doesn't have compartments and it is so hard to get things out of it with needles sticking out of every ball of wool.

Barbara said...

This is such a great bag, I especially like the charcoal linen base and the little pockets! (I've just wasted so much time looking for my stitch markers if only I had a bag like this ...) Happy Easter knitting ...

Mary Beth said...

I love it! I'm like you with the upside down patchwork strips, so aggrivating! This is lovely, though, nonetheless. Good work!

Mel said...

Cannot see ANY flaws Christie - only excellent-ness! Love it. Now if I ever learn how to cast on properly and get knitting this kind of tote would be a must! Enjoy!

sue said...

I love it, what a perfect size and all those extra pockets too, how fantastic. Now are you going to write up a pattern so we knitters can make something similar for ourselves!!!

One Flew Over said...

I love it's imperfections...gives it quirk and character.

Naomi said...

Love it! So much better than my zip up mass production one! VERY jealous!!!!

Might have to think about making something new for myself - Inspired :)

Soo said...

It's beautiful! What a perfect little bag for your knitting projects.

zoesquid said...

Can see why you love it... beautiful and practical!

Di said...

I do love it! Sometimes it's the not quite so perfect projects that are the ones we end up needing/using/loving.

two little buttons said...

you should write a tut for us, i love it

jodi said...

love it in all its handmade glory!

♥♥♥ w o o l f ♥♥♥ said...

oooooh.... that is one nice bag...

running thread said...

Very stylish and super practical. Hope you can finish your projects now.

jorth said...

Geez, crafty whiz! Now I want one :-)