So....What's In Your Knitting Bag?

 

I just had a night out with my friends who knit.  We were talking about our different knitting bags, and what we carry in them.  There was some pretty funky stuff there!  So....What does your knitting bag look like....and what do you carry in it?

 I currently use 2.  One is black microfibre with a blue "J" embroidered on it.  I use that for travel. My favorite right now is just a lined blue straw totle bag I use in the summer.

Inside I have

  • my current project
  • a small green flowered zip case which contains my tools...scissors, stitch markers, stitch holders..crochet hooks needle sizer etc.
  • Assorted knitting needles
  • hand cream
  • chapstick (who wants chapped lips whilst knitting?
  • Breath Mints (who knows who you're gonna meet?)

Wooden Knitting Needles

Has anyone used birch knitting needles? Or any other type of wood?  I have seen glass ones too.  Has anyone ever seen or used them?

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Trying to Organize a Dallas Mens Knitting Group

Should there be any DFW metroplex men kitters... or if you guys know any that you can send my way.. I'm trying to get one together.  And you know what?  Contacting guy knitters in your area is DARN difficult.  I've already gone through the members list but so far to no avail.

So, I know you are out there and I'm a gonna find ya!

Thanks,

Chris

Women Who Knit

MWK's sister site is born! Same great features, such as blogs, message forums, and image galleries, but just for the ladies.

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No gender biases here, thanks!

As I continued to read the book "At Knit's End", I found an entry that I have to share with everyone here at MWK:

 My theory is that men are no more liberated than women.                              -Indira Ghandhi

I was teaching a children's knitting class in the rear of a toy shop.  Halfway through class a little boy shopping with his mother wandered over and approached an 11-year-old boy happily and expertly knitting a potholder.  "Hey!" he laughed, "boys don't knit!"  "Clearly," said the manly young knitter, "they do."

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Why's it called "frogging"?

I've been curious lately to know why the term "frogging" is used for the painful process of ripping back hours - if not days - of work.  No one I asked knew the answer and then last evening when I was reading "At Knit's End" I came across the following.

Frogging: the act of taking the knitting off the needles and pulling the working yarn to undo the stitches.  This is done to unravel knitting completely or to pull the work out to a point before an error, when the knitting is replaced on needles.  It is called "frogging" because you "rip-it, rip-it."

oops!

sorry about the faulty link in the entry below.

to see more pictures of the shawl - go here:

brooklyntweed.blogspot.com.

Hope you enjoy! 

Ene's Scarf

Hey Guys! Wanted to show you some photos of my most recent project.  Its a lace shawl based off of traditional Estonian Lace patterns by Nancy Bush.

I used a laceweight silk/wool blend, and i couldn't be happier with the end product. 

 

Ene's Scarf

  for the full update, check out my blog.  more pictures and an in-depth breakdown can be found there.

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My First Jumper

I have been looking for something a little more challenging to try other than scarves and thought a kids jumper would be ideal.  My nephews are at the age where unless it has a designer name plastered across the front of everything they won't wear it, so I was looking for a more welcoming recipient.  I came across a website for charity called Feed the Children.  They explained that they are looking for donations of hand knitted jumpers, blankets etc that they can send to orphaned and abandoned children in the third world and developing countries.  The stories of the te

My first sock

Hey guys. Just wanted to show you all a pic of my first sock. I know its probably not up to the standard as the rest of you fantastic knitters but just had to share my excitement with you all. Smile

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