Today's challenge for Knitting and Crochet Blog Week is to 'spill your knitting bag'. So here it goes:
This was the bag I took to my sister's in Scarborough. So I've got two pairs of socks on the go (don't want to run out of knitting on holidays). I love Ziploc baggies. They are great for keeping project separate/together. Especially my Bulgarian knee socks since they have a bunch of colours. I've got the notebook where I worked out the math for my knee socks (I have figure skater calves, so most patterns don't fit). I brought my TARDIS socks for the times when you need mindless knitting. And as you can see, they are hand painted merino just like I discussed on Monday. My knitting bag isn't complete without my hand work hussif.
What's in my hussif? Well, since I don't like not having what I need, it has a bit of everything:
My notebook for patterns and ideas. My adorable embroidery scissors. I love these little scissors. Pretty stitch holders that I got during a Christmas swap once. Hard ruler, I like this for measuring gauge. I got this one from another Christmas swap and it's great. Unlike the ones I find here, it's actually got the old Canadian/English needle sizes as well as American and metric. I have a lot of old needles so it's helpful. Long (120") measuring tape is fairly self explanatory. And finally there's my needle book. It's just a little felt 'book' with a couple 'pages' of fabric. This holds my darning needles and some knitting straight pins/safety pins. I've also got a small stitch holder (by the notebook) in case I need it.
I need to make a couple more hussifs so I can have one in every knitting bag.