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05-22-2007, 07:36 AM
Where do you stash your yarn when your knitting on the go? Is there some sort of gadget?

05-22-2007, 08:38 AM
When I am out and about I take my knitting in my knitting tote from Michaels. I did'nt see it on the website but it has room for two skeins, a pocket for needles, a small pocket for counters,etc.It zips up the sides to hold your project and has a pocket in the back for stuff(I put my wallet and keys). For traveling to visit family I use this Knitter’s Tote (http://www.michaels.com/art/online/displayProductPage?productNum=nw0231). Its great and holds a lot! Its just too big for making small trips..like knitting in the car.

05-22-2007, 08:42 AM
I've seen a special bag on Knitpick's site for walking and knitting- but personally, I can't walk and chew gum at the same time, so I"ve never even tried one. I think it hangs from the wrist or attaches to the belt, and you tuck your ball in and it has a guide for the working part of the yarn.

When I just want to take a small project with me to do in line, or waiting somewhere, I just stash it in a small bag. or in my ginormous purse. For larger projects, I use the Jordanna Paige knitting bag my Mom gave me... lots of nice pockets for everything!

05-22-2007, 08:57 AM
I use my knitters pouch which you can get from Knowknits.com :)

05-22-2007, 08:58 AM
I actually use my booga bag for small knitting on the go!

05-22-2007, 09:05 AM
In the car I have a very small bag that I keep a dish rag/bath mitt in.. it is only big enough to hold that, pair of small scissors, and a tapestry needle...

When I go for walks around the track I like to take the go knit pouch (http://www.scoutsswag.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=20_24) hooks on to my belt loops.. and gives dh a chuckle as he runs and watches me try to knit and walk at the same time...:teehee: you could prolly just sew one of these up but I'm not that handy with a sewing machine..

Then I have a Haiku bag (http://www.scoutsswag.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=20_44&products_id=166) that is my everyday purse.. I can keep my wallet and all that stuff on the back pocket close to me.. the inside holds what ever I take out that day... I really like it now at first I felt it to big.. I like small purses and if you want to take knitting with ya.. I realized I can't carry a tiny purse... :teehee:

I love bags.. I also have KP's bags (http://www.knitpicks.com/KIPer%20Knitting%20Bag%20Set_AD80304.html) and liked it too.. just wanted to get away from the all black so I made the switch to the Haiku... now I keep seperate projects in the KP bags so I can just grab one and head outside to my swing...

I also have the orange tote and it does hold a lot.. I bought it when I first started knitting.. would take it to classes it was good for that but found it to bulky and big for every day use.. same with this one (http://www.joann.com/joann/catalog.jsp?CATID=cat2870&PRODID=prd41009) that I also have..

:aww: did I mention I love bags??? of course I have all kinds of totes and larger bags I've picked up here and there trying to make it the perfect knitting bag for me.. :rofling:

05-22-2007, 10:50 AM
I've been using grocery bags! LOL! I really need to get something, but I don't know what. I love, love, love the look of that "doctor's bag" in the KnitPicks catalog, but I don't really want to buy a whole book for one pattern right now. Might have to wait on that one (Christmas, birthday, etc.). I like the Berroco one as well (http://www.berroco.com/exclusives/knitting_tote/knitting_tote.html ). Of course, you have to make those yourself...

05-22-2007, 11:25 AM
Then I have a Haiku bag (http://www.scoutsswag.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=20_44&products_id=166) that is my everyday purse.. I can keep my wallet and all that stuff on the back pocket close to me.. the inside holds what ever I take out that day... I really like it now at first I felt it to big.. I like small purses and if you want to take knitting with ya.. I realized I can't carry a tiny purse... :teehee:

Ooooo - I like that bag!! :heart: I might have to get one! Thanks for the link dustinac! .... right now I use various tote bags I picked up at different work conferences, and sometimes just ziploc bags in my purse or diaper bag. Nothing organized, and I'm sometimes caught without things, but in a pinch, they do. I was planning on using my booga bag too, when I finish it up!

05-22-2007, 11:41 AM
Ive got my black purse, and this really cute orange and pink striped tote I got at Bath and Body Works that I throw my knitting in.

05-22-2007, 12:37 PM
At the moment I use carrier bags, it just doesn't look very glam.

05-22-2007, 01:26 PM
This is my absolute favorite "on the go" knitting pouch. It holds everything you need for socks or a scarf. Also, my keys and small wallet. People always aske me where I got this bag :)


05-22-2007, 03:56 PM
I use the various tote bags I have around the house. I love bags so there's more than enough for me to choose from. LOL. The one I use the most has a zippered top and a large pocket inside for my wallet and keys if I'm not taking my purse. I use a makeup bag that zips close to keep my scissors, markers, tape measure, tapestry needles, etc in. HTH.

05-22-2007, 03:58 PM
my purse is my yarn bag. they are interchangeable. I have 3 that I use most often: a namaste messenger bag, the JP knitter's purse, and a brown tote that i won off ebay that says "knitting is neat" on the front.

05-22-2007, 05:38 PM
Hi there! Right now I'm waiting for the yarn store in Toronto to get the Knowknits Goknit pouch in so my dil can pick it up for me! I'm hoping it will be perfect for car trips etc. I use whichever works for the project that I'm taking along. I have a lot of knitting bags, totes that I use for knitting. I do have the large Lion Brand tote, and it's great for the day I go to work in the yarn shop, 'cause everything fits! It's huge! My favorites are two flat bottomed bags that don't fall over! One is a knitting bag I got free from Simply Knitting magazine a while back. The other is a divided canvas bag, four sections, meant to hold milk bottles or cartons. It has a logo with a cow!!! It is usually on the back of my chair with whatever socks are currently under construction. I got it in a health food store, and it's one of my favorites. I think it is an individual thing, though. I have several large purses that I take to dr. appointments and such so my knitting can go too. Good luck with finding just the right bag for you! samm

05-23-2007, 08:27 AM
I've been using grocery bags!

I do that too! :teehee:

I also have a canvas backpack that I use. I only take small WIPs in the car, I'd probably stab myself with the needles if I tried anything bigger.:roflhard:

05-23-2007, 09:45 AM
I do that too! :teehee:

Sometimes my needles rip through the bag, and then everything starts falling out! :teehee:

05-23-2007, 09:48 AM
I also love bags! I'd been carrying my knitting around in a plastic bag from the LYS, but I finally got sick of it and bought a super cheap cotton bag with a zipper and a small interior pocket. Well, that didn't work so well (you know how cheap never works how you think it will), so I'm currently using an ugly tote that my mom sent some books inside of (long story). It's a horrible pale blue with "The hawaiian Islands" stitched onto the outside. Luckily I just keep it in the house.

To carry a little project with me, I just stuff it in my purse, which is a Timbuk2 messenger bag. http://www.timbuk2.com/tb2/retail/catalog.htm?sizeId=2&skusetId=129&categoryId=6 Mine is green with a center panel of green/white checks. I love it. It fits everything plus knitting, plus a book. Then I feel like a mule, but it's worth it if I have to wait around for something!

05-23-2007, 12:10 PM
I have a LeSportSac Everyday bag that I adore! It is very lightweight, and comes in a million gorgeous patterns. Can't say enough about it.

That Haiku bag looks amazing, though. How much does it weigh empty? (I carry alot of heavy journals and crap, so I don't like it when a bag is heavy to begin with.)