I thought this would be an interesting topic. What kinds of non traditional knitting things do you carry in your bag? Skip the obvious like needles, yarn and your projects. What other things do you consider necessary for your bag, and why do you carry them?
Some things that I carry:
Nail file, clippers, hand lotion and cuticle oil: There’s nothing worse than having dry hands, a hangnail, or a split fingernail to catch on your cashmere!
Lip balm: I’m a lip balm addict. I have a tube everywhere. In my truck, my purse, by my desk, and of course, in my knitting bag.
A mini book light with clip and flexible light shaft: When riding in the car at night, I clip it to my seatbelt so I can knit in the dark. I can also clip it right to my shirt and aim it at my knitting. It’s small so the light doesn’t distract the driver even if I’m in the front passenger seat. I also carry a set of extra batteries for it.
A notepad and pencil: Maybe this is a typical item, but I carry it to jot down yarn requirements to take to a yarn shop.
Mild reading glasses: In case my eyes get tired, so I don’t have to stop knitting.