I just received my second set of Lucy Neatby's DVDs -- these are on socks. She is well-known for her socks, and she presents many of them on the DVD. As she herself says, the DVD is not intended to be viewed from beginning to end, and it is not a class on how to knit socks. But she presents it like a resource book, with an index and you can flip through it, and watch any particular clip you need to see, from casting on, knitting toes and heels, to casting off, and all variations in between.
Lucy is a charming lady in her own right, notwithstanding the blue and pink hair, the mis-matched earrings and sandals. She wears the most amazing double-layered vests, and incredible fairisle sweaters! I've seen some of them in person, and they are as exquisite as they appear!
I took a couple of classes from Lucy about a year ago, and she is very giving and explains her procedures very simply, clearly, and with a tremendous amount of patience! She is the same in her videos as well, with a tiny spark of humour as well. The camera shoots everything right over her shoulder so you get a knitter's viewpoint of what is happening with each technique. It was so wonderful to see her handling the needles and yarns the same way I do! I like her!
To celebrate my 55th on Monday, I purchased a new knitting bag. I needed a second one which was large enough to accomodate a jumper once I'd attached the sleeves and am working the upper body. I saw this and it keep calling to me to buy it. It is sort-of retro looking in green and gold. It measures 14" wide x 11" tall x 4.5" deep. It's made of a vinyl fabric which has the look and feel of a soft and supple leather. It has a zip across the top and is lined so it's waterproof.
The second picture is of my tool kit. It is a thinly quilted fabric three-fold with 5 zipped pockets. Unfolded and flat it measures 10" x 15" and fits perfectly in any knitting bag. I have handy any and all my needed tools.
I'm hoping that others will do likewise and post photos of their knitting bags and tool kits.