If this has been tossed around before, please forgive me. What kind knitting bag do you carry? I’ve checked out Jordana Paige and before I purchase one, I’d like to compare. Thanks!
I have a tapestry tote bag that I picked up several years ago for about $5. It’s worked really well for me. It has external pockets for patterns, needles, stitch markers and the like and plenty of room inside for YARNZ.
i have a bag i got from kmart for about $15.it has one large main area with a zipper, and little pockets inside, perfect for pencils and do-dads, and 3 outside pockets which work well for my “purse” items (phone, keys, diapers). lots of room, and very comfortable to carry.
Here’s what my in-laws got me for Christmas. It’s a Vera Bradley. It’s not exactly my pattern but close.
I really like it because I can just throw everything in it without a problem.
Every bag i carry is also my purse so it has to be big enough to carry my knitting and everything i need for the day in it. I CURRENTLY am carrying a pink and purple cammo backpack that i got for the Stitch n Pitch. Knitting stuff goes in the big pocket and everything else in the other one.
I have the Jordana Paige messenger bag (the pink one of course…lol) and i loved using it… i am a little over it now, and it is definitely worn out!
I also have a silk embroidered lantern moon bag. Beautiful but just not big enough these days.
hrmm… ooh and I have a green mountain knitting bag. Lime green with raspberry dots… loverly
plus about 100 purses i think
I have a plain old canvas tote in navy and tan, from wally-world. I think it was on clearance for $4.
I like my KP bags.
Last August, when all the back to school stuff was out… I checked out the back packs. I watched them… then… found a denim messenger type bag… I fell in love with it.
It has extra pockets, cleanable, (washing machine, gentle), zipper pockets, and lots of room for yarn.
I love it.
doublereeder, I’m dumb–what’s KP? Thanks for your help.
This is my main knitting bag http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/073633.html
I also have an olive green military messenger bag I use for carrying smaller projects when I don’t want to take the whole thing. The big bag usually stays in the truck unless I’m in a hotel or at home.
I have a huge black zippered bag with lots of compartments from Harriet Carter It’s big enough to hold 2 sweaters in progress, or an afghan. I took it to the hospital when I stayed with my grandmother and I used it for a suitcase. I could fit about 5 days worth of clothes into it.
i have a tan namaste knitting binder and a drawstring knitalong bag. The namaste bag has two pouches, 2 knitting needle holders, i put my patterns in plastic cover that go where the binder clasps are. It keeps them from getting crumpled like they usually would in a knitting bag. Then the drawstring holds my project when its too big to fit in my namaste bag!
i use a blue nylon ninewest bag that i got on clearance for less than $20. i love it. it has a large zippered compartment in the middle, a thinner one in the back perfect for patterns, and a snapping front compartment with tho pockets that are perfect for a cell phone, needle (um, those things you put on the end of your needles when you’re not knitting to keep your stitches from falling off - all of a sudden i can’t for the life of me remember what they’re called! :wall:), stitch/row counters, and all the other little stuff you need. the middle compartment has some pockets, too. before i got it i just used all those free bags you get as part of your “gift with purchase” at the make-up counters in department stores. what i like about those is most of them come with smaller bags that are perfect for your knitting accessories.
my daughter was a mary kay rep… she gave me a tote with an inside pocket I can fit my project, clear zippered pouch for tools etc :blooby:
No, you are not dumb.
KP is KnitPicks. You can see the bags here.
I just use my National Geographic tote bag…it’s roomy enough to carry a bunch of stuff but it’s pretty low on pockets. These bags you guys are using are awesome!!! :happydancing:
i have the large kip’er bag from kp, like doublereeder was talking about, and now, the small one. i’m loving both of them. i haven’t tried it yet, but i think there’s a way i can buckle the small bag to the outside of the larger bag. maybe i’ll use the small one as my purse. hmmmmmm.
I use the monk’s travel satchel for my main knitting bag, and I’ve got the large KIP’er bag from KnitPicks for other projects.
Currently I use what ever handbag I am taking with me (they’re all fairly large, but only really big enough to carry a sock-pair or a small project. My MIL bought me a carry all tote from the Northern Territory, which is big enough for an almost finished sweater or afghan project.
However… I am just waiting delivery on my JP Satchel… WOO!