Friday, July 18, 2014

in my studio: project bags

the "in my studio" series is a chance for me to share bits and pieces of my crafting and design process, the work and inspiration behind my art. you can read previous posts here

recently, I've been really into keeping all my projects in separate project bags. I think this is because I have a lot of projects on the needles right now, and this helps me to keep them all organized. It also means I can quickly grab everything I need when I have a quick moment to work on something. 

I love seeing what's inside people's knitting bags. (this series is pretty much my favorite ever). So today, I thought I would share what I mostly keep in my own little project bags.

First up is a photo from a few weeks ago, when I was working on my Dreiecke hat. This little bag (a gift from my aunt), was hand made in Hawaii. I think it's perfect for summer projects! 

So I obviously have my yarn and needles for the project I'm working on. I also have a print off of the pattern (if I'm using one) and a small notebook for writing down any changes I make, or things I want to remember along the way. 

I also always have a crochet hook in an appropriate size for picking up any dropped stitches, or going back and fixing any mistakes. I like to have this with me, as it gives me no excuse not to fix the mistake as soon as I notice it! 

The small Happy tin is my notions case. That's where I keep my row counter, stitch markers (more often than not, I use colored paper clips as markers...) tapestry needle, and any other small bits that I might need. Usually a few business cards end up in there as well!

Lastly, I will often throw a soap in with my project to make it smell delightful. This one is Lavender scented.  

Anyways, that's what I keep with me for comfy and successful knitting sessions. Do you have project bags? If so, I'd love to know what essential items you keep inside! 

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