What’s in the Bag?

Ah, the knitting bag. We stuff them full to the brim with fiber goodies, and sometimes we can’t help having more than one. They’re just too pretty, right? You know what I’m talking about. Yes, you. 



I’ve seen quite a few “What’s in my Knitting Bag” posts floating around, and if I remember correctly there may be a few from employees here, but I’ve never done one! No doubt the many, many deep, dark pockets of this bag hold a few treasures. No seriously. This bag has like… 18 pockets. Old Bagzz knows what they’re doing. Gotta’ love Maine artists!

So, what is in this behemoth, anyway? Well…

The first things I grab when I stick my hand in there are (sharp!) pipe cleaners that will be used for today’s needle felting with armatures class. Then there’s chapstick, pens, pencils, highlighters, and an old sketchbook I use for draftsmanship exercises before I work on any coloring page (warming up is important!).

Another armful reveals Malabrigo Rasta and Caracol scraps (you can use these in felting, guys, save them!), tapestry needles, a metal bookmark I was gifted from England, stitch markers, a tape measure, a stitch counter, one of those cool pendant cutters, and Quince&Co. Lark in Egret and Bark.


And finally in the largest middle compartment, we have Essex the felted doll who will be assisting me in today’s class, a skein of Quince&Co. Tern in Oyster, a bar of lemongrass Lavishea, and a notebook I use to make thumbnails for my book during lunch when I remember to… Which I forget to do a lot. Sorry, book. 

Normally I also have all of my double points scattered amongst the pockets, but it looks like I was smart at some point and took them out so I don’t lose any more!

Written by Catherine Eason

2 Comments on “What’s in the Bag?

  1. Love this peek into your knitting bag. A lot of that looks similar to mine! (except for the very cool Essex doll!)

  2. Hi my dear!! Another Jean Varon?? How wonderful is that and it looks divine on, an absolute mint find as are all your other goodies, yo9&v3u;#e been very fortunate this week, 3 jumbles in a week is totally fantastic! Hope you manage to bag some more fab finds!! Enjoy your pizza, I'm having a homemade curry in pittas for tea and then I'll be watching Benidorm later, lol!!

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