I currently have 4 WIPs, although I intend to finish my shlanket tonight. (Find out more and get the link to the free pattern here.) I’ve saved this project for watching TV because it’s easy and relaxing. It’s been fun to knit because the colors are always changing. My little one loves it too and has asked me to share it with him. Blessing already likes snuggling on my lap underneath it even though it’s not completed yet. At the moment it smells like bonfire smoke from last weekend but I don’t mind. I think I will regularly bring it camping with us to keep warm on chilly nights.
Knitting is proving to be an expensive hobby! Not only have I started collecting beautiful yarn, but I’ve also discovered knitting accessories. (Today I received a delivery in the mail from Eve Chambers Textiles. I’ve highlighted this gorgeous, indie dyed yarn on my Instagram stories if you’d like to see it for yourself.) My project bag is getting old, so I wanted to replace it. One day I’d like to acquire a Joij & Co. handmade leather bag, but it’s out of my price range for now.
Instead I purchased an affordable, cute tote on Etsy from Denmark. It has a Japanese print and is perfect for holding a small project, such as the preschool size sweater I’m knitting Blessing. I was a little disappointed because I imagined it was bigger. Long needles won’t fit inside of it. However, my cable needles and small DPN fit. There are also pockets for my phone and a pen. On the opposite side there is a compartment large enough for a small notebook. My ancient copy of the Knitter’s Companion fits perfectly in it. Overall I’m happy with my new bag and think it will be useful when I want to bring small projects out and about.
For now I’m holding off on other accessories such as the leather needle case I’ve been eyeing. How do you organize your knitting materials? I have a proper sewing box for my sewing equipment, but I store all of my stitch holders, place markers, tapestry needles, row counters, pom pom maker, tape measure, etc. all squished together in a plastic sandwich bag. Now that I’m upping my skill level, maybe it’s time to find a better storage solution…