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Old 01-04-2007, 05:21 PM   #1
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The Proverbial Knitting Bag Search
I am looking for a knitting bag ..... I went to Birkeland Bros in Vancouver and they had the style I wanted but iwasn't sure about color..... I don't want a tote bag that is high and has no bottom, the kind you carry your library books in or to work ... seen tons of those, handmade and otherwise and they aren't me .... rather I want one that is squarish and has a hard or at least formed bottom and either inside or outside on the ends or sides, pockets where to put your wool .... I saw one on Ebay that a gal makes herself and they look great and pretty close to what I want ... I'd order it if I can't find one locally.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...2015&rd=1&rd=1

Anyone have any recommendations for shops that might have something like this? Maybe I need to look outside the box, like in luggage or handbag shops ..... maybe even a diaper bag .... hmmm .... Gucci or Vuitton shop???? Even if I had to order it online I'd do that.

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Old 01-04-2007, 05:27 PM   #2
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well i have fallen in love with my diaperbag website but i also have the problem of bags never being big enough.

did you see the Jordana Paige or Namaste bags?

www.jordanapaige.com


www.namasteneedles.com (don't get sucked into the neeeeedles!)

I also like green mountain knitting bags. trying to get one of her sale bags can be nearly impossible though!

www.greenmountainknittingbags.com
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Old 01-04-2007, 05:47 PM   #3
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What's your diaperbag website??


www.namasteneedles.com (don't get sucked into the neeeeedles!)

*Sigh* .. I was .. .I'm so weak.

I also like green mountain knitting bags. trying to get one of her sale bags can be nearly impossible though!

Those are fabulous .. I don't see any prices .. did you order from her directly? Which one do you have?

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Old 01-04-2007, 06:12 PM   #4
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yeah she puts bags up for sale every thursday night (well nearly every...) and they are usually gone by the time i remember to go look to see what is available. The bags are pricy. I paid about $150 for mine, with a pouch for accessories. I have one of the Boho bags. If you see something in a fabric you like you can e-mail her and ask her what she has available. she will give you pricing on what you would like the bag to be. They do take a while though since she makes all the bags by hand herself (except the handles...a friend of hers makes those.)



www.diaperbags.com is the diaper bag site (clever name huh?)


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Old 01-04-2007, 06:21 PM   #5
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I love my Jordana Paige Knitter's Satchel.

I carry it everywhere!
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Old 01-04-2007, 06:30 PM   #6
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Oh I love your wedding pictures!!!! I wanted to put mine into something like that, just didn't know a nice one to use ... I'll be married two years on Monday.

I think I have to order those funkya$$ needles though ..... I'm going to watch tonight and see if the bags go on ...... so the ones she puts up on sale are the ones she has ready to go? I wouldn't care what fabric it was, they're beautiful.

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Old 01-04-2007, 07:23 PM   #7
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You might want to try etsy.com, or go over to crafster.org to the bag forum and email people to custom make one for you.

I started sewing just to make a cool knitting bag. I've made a couple so far, and I often wish I would have just ordered a Jordan Paige bag or something. Fabric is just as addictive as yarn, and sits around just as long til you do something with it.
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:16 PM   #8
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I am going to be ordering this one pretty soon:

http://store.knitting-warehouse.com/073633.html
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Old 01-04-2007, 08:19 PM   #9
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Gee, that's bright!! They'll see you coming!!

Too bad they don't ship to Canada .. I saw a couple on there that were great.

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Old 01-04-2007, 09:58 PM   #10
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I also sew my own bags. It is really cool to do once you get into it. You get to pick out all your own fabric and such. I did post in the buy/sell section some samples of what I make, and though I love to do custom, I have never done a hard bottom bag. Did whip up my own dpn holder in about 2 hrs though! Take a look at my samples in back pages of buy/sell if you want. good luck on the hunt!
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