This little “knitting meme” has been going around Flickr lately and I thought I’d share it here too.
I took some photos of what I carry in my knitting notions bag and then what I actually use regularly. It was interesting to see how many things I carry around for sentimental value or “just in case.” I tease T all the time about being such a Boy Scout (he wasn’t really) and being prepared for ANYTHING all the time. But when it comes to knitting, I’m the same way.
And then I pared it down to what I actually use.
knitting notions bag – From Daiso (a Japanese dollar store). I had been searching for a durable, clear bag. I love being able to see where everything is.
needle gauge/rule – From KnitPicks. This is the only needle gauge I’ve found that recognizes that there are TWO size 1’s and TWO size 2 needles.
small pouch – From splityarn. I love her stuff. I carry all my knitting store punch cards in here. I could never keep track of them before, and I never had them when I needed them, so now they all go in here, this goes in my knitting bag, and I always have them with me. (I also have a separate splityarn pouch in my purse for all my other gift/membership cards.)
scissors – They’re blunt-tipped so I can take them on planes.
tape measure – My first knitting splurge. It’ssocute!
Chibi needles – For weaving ends in.
row counter – I love the “kacha kacha” sound of this. It actually helps me remember to use it. (I also am a big fan of writing down ticks on a sheet of paper.)