I knit on the go a lot – while I take the train to work, at the LYS for classes or social knitting, at knitting group, or just out in my car while I am waiting for someone. As a result, my WIPs live in project bags so I can grab and go at any time.
I struggled for a while with making sure I had the notions I needed since I tend to grab different project bags depending on where I am going or what I am doing. Having multiples of all the notions across all of the bags is an expensive proposition that didn’t work for me. My solution was to have a second bag filled with my essentials, and I just grab that smaller notions bag along with my project.
So, what’s in the bag? These are the things I find I reach for over and over and would like with me at all times.
The bag itself is a Notions Pouch by Slipped Stitch Studios. I love Slipped Stitch Studios products, and own several project bags in various sizes by them, too.
The two tins started out as Knitter’s Tool Tins from the Sexy Knitter. I received both of mine in branded formats (one from KnitCrate and one from the Yarnover Truck), but the contents are available in tins at the Sexy Knitter’s etsy shop. I have shifted the contents around, and use one tin exclusively for stitch markers because I go through a ton, and one tin of various small tools. Included are double ended crochet hooks, U-shaped cable needles, stitch holders, darning needles, the pin that tightens interchangeable needles to their cords, and the rubber stoppers for the ends of needles to keep your work from falling off.
There is also an assortment of larger objects that don’t fit in the tins. A measuring tape, a pair of scissors, some Clover interlocking stitch markers, and some highlighter tape.
Since moving to the second bag method of having my notions with me regardless of the project bag I grab on my way out the door, I have found that I always have what I need, when I need it.