I currently have a large knitting bag that will hold a lot of stuff...right now it's holding all kinds of notions in different zippered pockets, a drop spindle and some roving, a couple books, and three different knitting projects. It's great for carrying a bit of everything, but I often would like something smaller that would hold just my current project as well as a few essential notions. This week I came across something called a Sock Sack which looks pretty great.
It's available as a pattern from which you can sew your own, or you can find a lot of people selling finished bags online. They come in three different sizes depending on the project that you're working on. I like that the bag has a divider in the bottom which serves two purposes.
First, if you are working on socks two-at-a-time, it will keep the two balls of yarn separate. The yarn guides, on opposite sides of the bag, keep the yarn untangled after coming off each ball of yarn. Second, the divider is also a zipper pouch in which to keep some essentials for your in-process project (markers, yarn needles, small scissors, etc...). It also has a drawstring built into the top edge which will keep everything snugly tucked inside the bag when not knitting.
I'm thinking this may be the route I want to go, but first I wanted to ask you what you may use to house an on-the-go knitting project? Do you use something handmade or storebought? Do you prefer a smaller project bag or do you miss have all your stuff with you just in case? Any thoughts on what you use and why it works well for you would be greatly appreciated!