Sunday, July 13, 2008

Knitting Bags

Check out my fabulous new knitting bag!

I'm starting to realize that I have a minor obsession with knitting bags these days. I can't get enough of them! The sad thing is that I never take my knitting anywhere so keeping it all in a cute bag is semi-pointless, but it makes me happy and it also makes my many WIPs easier to manage. This is more of a "travel" bag. My true obsession is with clear project bags so you can glance at the project and see exactly what's in the bag. For example, this awesome one that I've got my (hibernating) cashmere arm cosies in.

So my new bag is actually a purse that I got at this cool uber-cheap clothing store at Downtown Crossing (Tellos). It was only $14, which I am extremely happy about, considering that the knitting bag I most covet is $40 (the lime green Total Tote).

My new bag is tall enough to hold 14'' straights and it is wide enough to hold 6 balls of red heart/simply soft size yarn balls. Plus, it's got deep pockets on the outside to hold accessories (I pushed all the notions up to the top in the pic for artistic effect, but actually they are completely buried in the pocket). The only think I'm a little worried about is that there is zippered pocket inside which could potentially snag my yarn on some unlucky day, but I felt the zipper track and it's pretty smooth, no rough edges, so I will just have to be mindful of making sure the zipper itself isn't caught in the yarn before I yank a project out. I suppose if I wanted to be uber careful I could glue a piece of fabric over the whole zipper section, though I kind of like having the extra spill-proof pocket inside.

Anyway, I think it's darling! Here are more pics:


  1. I love that new knitting bag. Looks perfect for a medium-ish sized project.

  2. Hmm. Those clear project bags are awesome! I can totally find a use for those!

  3. I bought the clear bag at Knitting Warehouse. I think they're a little too pricey for such a simple bag made out of such inexpensive materials, but I have to admit that I do really like it.