Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Tidy Mind, Tidy Stitches - 2KCBWDAY3

I am not a tidy person. I'm ok with that. (My mother, however, is not - you can hear the disapproval leaking out of her pores whenever she visits me).

This is where I keep most of my knitting tools.

It's organised chaos - I know whats in there and it doesn't take me long to find it when I need it.

I keep the WIPs that I'm working on in project bags so I can grab one (or two) and shove them in my handbag if I'm going anywhere, and I mean ANYWHERE. Even if it is extremely unlikely I will get a chance to knit I will take knitting JUST. IN. CASE. If I got stuck or delayed somewhere and I didn't have knitting I would be (to put it mildly) annoyed so I very rarely take that chance.

Here are a few of my collection. The lilac Alice in Wonderland was a custom order made for me by the lovely NicsKnots. The Horror one with werewolves and mummies is from The Bothered Owl. The zip-up Skull and Crossed Knitting Needles bag is from PixlKitten

The best and most useful thing I've ever bought is the Knit Kit (I got mine from Hulu) I take it everywhere, it has everything in need in almost all situations, scissors, tape measure, tapestry needle, little cable needle (I added that), I wouldn't be without it.

I keep most of my stitch markers on an old kilt pin, it keeps them all in one place. The Lego ones are from The Bothered Owl, the Pin-up girls are from Knit Girl in Idaho and the little sheep was a free gift from EasyKnits.


  1. Lego stitch markers?! LOVE them!!!

  2. I love the lego stitch markers and the sheep one, it's so cute XD

  3. I love project bags, but since I started sewing I feel shame every time I'm tempted to buy an actual project bag, even though I don't get round to making project bags very often. Mind you I'm owed a project bag by the cat, she pinched the one I just made, do you think she's got any cash tucked away anywhere to pay me back? Nah didn't think so.

  4. Your project bags are fantastic, makes me want to get some :)

  5. Funny how my knitpro case looks almost the same like yours.
    Love your project bags. great idea.