flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread
Anywho, one project leads to another, especially when you’re panstitchual, so naturally I was frustrated with my lack of a good bag for all of my knitting tools at the same time as I was wondering what to do with my blackwork stitch along when it’s eventually finished, and so naturally I designed myself a knitting bag that will end up featuring the blackwork on the front flap.
Also naturally I made it complicated and fancy because that’s how I do.
But it’s done now, I’m pretty thrilled with it, and I’ll be putting the pattern up for sale once I’ve gotten a few people who aren’t me to look it over.
The front! “But wait”, you say, “that’s not covered in novelty buttons or beading or a thousand trims! who even are you?” That space is reserved for future crazy, remember?
I really wanted a pale pink floral somewhere in this thing, but I also really wanted to not go out in a pandemic to look for fabric and just use what I had. At the last minute I remembered an old floral sheet set that came with my K-Mart comforter many years ago and was too cheap to use, so yay. Pink floral.
The cord pocket! This is where my circular needle cords and stoppers live.
I promise this whole thing is less worbly than it looks, I didn’t lay it out for photos super carefully and also it’s full of stuff.
Interior!!!! Did you notice the two zippers on the photo there? The other reason it’s a little less crisp than it could be is because I had the brainstorm to add the zip-down flap AFTER the whole thing was assembled and turned and that, my friend, is the wrong order. But whatever, instead of rummaging inside a shadowy bag for the right size needles I can do THIS.
I’m slightly embarrassed by how many goofy button options I had on hand, and also slightly sad that I never really found a spot for the bunny buttons.
If I get really crazy I might embroider needle sizes on the pockets for easy identification.
Almost forgot, I still need to made the interior pouch so I can carry my WIP in the bag without it catching on needles.