What’s In Your Bag?

In addition for my deep and abiding love of knitting bags (and the quest to find the perfect bag, which is eternal and ongoing) I also love notion pouches and tins. And the notions inside.

I don’t have a problem. I can quit whenever I want.

I generally keep 2 or more of these ready with what I consider the basic necessities for any pattern: scissors/yarn cutter, darning needle, spare stitch markers, nail file, crochet hook, measuring tape, row counter, highlighter/highlighter tape (which is, seriously, one of the best things ever invented when knitting from a chart if you’re forgetful like me), and a pen. If I’m doing cables I toss my cable needles in there, too.
This is my list of must haves for every project. When I start a new project I just snag a bag from their drawer and toss it in my knitting bag. This is especially handy because I never have just one WIP and I really hate trying to remember which bag has my notions pouch. I’m forgetful and it’s just less stressful to have a pouch per project. 
This is also a really handy way to put to use all the random makeup pouches I’ve gotten over the years as a gift with purchase or sample set. I don’t do much travelling and I hate to just toss out a perfectly usable bag (whether that means trash or charity shop depends on the bag and my mood at the time) so this works quite nicely. 
What do you keep in your notions pouch? Is there something I’m forgetting? Let me know in the comments! 🙂 

4 thoughts on “What’s In Your Bag?”

  1. The pretty sheep pouch in the center of the photo and the tin with Jack and Sally were both bought from the fabulous Slipped Stitch Studios who makes some of the best knitting accessories and I definitely don’t have an addiction, nope, not me. 🙂

  2. I have a LOT of “Curiously Strong Mints” brand tins, (both regular and mini sugar free sized) that hold my stitch markers, darning needles, those little gizmos that you use to tighten interchangeable needles, individual wet wipes, and binder clips/paper clips. And they all live inside my notions bags.

  3. Wet wipes is a great idea! I usually have hand sanitizer hanging off my purse, but I think I’ll have to add some individually wrapped wet wipes to my notions list!

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