Neurotic Owl

flying through clouds of uncertainty on wings of existential dread

So much for that two day posting streak.

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.Photo Jul 20, 3 39 41 PM

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.


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