What’s in My Bag?

I don’t know about you all but my purse and my knitting bag are the same thing.  I love this bag. It’s by Tom Bihn and it’s the first time I’ve ever gotten an expensive bag and I’m glad I did.  I’ve been using it everyday for over 4 years and it’s still in great shape.  So now what’s in my bag…

What’s in my bag?

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I like to carry the items I use a lot in knitting and just day to day in my bag, rather than having to remember them for specific trips or projects.

So here’s my bag

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And here is inside of it

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Project bags

I shared why I love Star Knits bags with you before so it no surprise that I have one of her project bags in my knitting bag.  I love keeping my projects in these bags.  They are fun and they do an awesome job protecting my work.  The plastic bags just didn’t hold up well for me at all and this is a better solution.

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Knitting Necessities

So I like to keep things I know I’m going to need in my bag all the time.  The red tin is where I hold my stitch markers, darning needles, row counters, tightening pins and gripper pad, and needle tips when I don’t have my needle roll with me.  This tin was what a wallet I got my husband for Christmas at least 9 years ago.  The tin has out lasted the wallet at this point.  It’s quite beat up but I love it, it’s perfect.  I do need to get another one though because the bottom is looking like it’s not going to hold up much longer.

The zipper pouch is also from Star Knits and I have a project bag in this print because I love it.  I usually holds my scissors (which have disappeared), but also one of those little crochet hooks for correcting mistakes, a lucet (the wooden U shaped thing with the hole, these make great drawsting cords!), ruler, tape measure, and chap stick.  Now this zipper pouch is cleaned out.  It usually has a lot more stuff in it.  The silver tin holds my lotion bar, which is important for knitting so my skin feels nice while I’m knitting.  And ok the wallet really isn’t a knitting necessity, but it’s really cool.

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Side Pockets

I love the side pockets because they are clear and so deep they hold a lot.  Being clear makes every quick and easy to find.  Some of these are knitting related and some aren’t.  I’ll start at the top.  Wooden heart needle gauge that my daughter bought me for Christmas, Sock ruler because they are awesome.  There’s also a pink tape measure, my battery back up, one of my Nostepinnes, another tube of chap stick, another rubber gripper on top of a plastic container.  The container holds my Pyure sweetener packets, some tea bags, and my daughter’s dairy pills.  Then there’s some toy cars for my sons at restaurants and such,  more stitch markers, needle size ID tags, some My Little Ponies, and a purple tape measure.

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So there you have it!  That’s what I carry in my bag.  I don’t always have this many tape measures, usually one or 2 or sometimes all 3 are lost.

So what do you carry in your bag?

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