Monday, 2 April 2012

And now for something completely challenging...

My Ultimate Knitting Bag: Part 1

For yearsnyearsnyearsnyearsnyears I have been in search of that elusive perfect knitting bag. And it's eluded me because I never really understood what it was that I wanted from it. Finally, after much analysis, I've come to the conclusion that what I want doesn't really exist so I will have to have a go at making it myself.

Now I read other people's knitting blogs and find myself wondering just how they can find knitting *that* interesting to write about it so much. Me, I'd rather knit than type about it. So now really isn't the time to admit that I've just deleted 6 long and tedious paragraphs about what makes the perfect knitting bag...

So anyway, here's the bare bones (and here's where I curse my camera for not having caught the sheer vibrance of the colours involved). The yarn is a sample of 15 balls I bought from China courtesy of Ebay - pure wool in the most gorgous array of colours. The handles and magnetic closures are red leather with punched tabs for stitching into place. The handles, zip and closures are all finished in the same antique brass as the feet. The silver bar affair is a Gladstone closure fitting so the finished bag will hold itself open as needed, and the white plastic aida will form the base and bottom few inches of the sides of the bag. Finally it's all laid out on a really vibrant scarlet needlechord material I bought for lining - tough but very soft, and at £3 for 3 metres, also very cheap!


  1. What fabulous wool and fabric! I bet your bag is going to look great. Can't wait to see it! :)

  2. It looks absolutely wonderful. Those colours just sing, don't they?
    J x

  3. I really hope I do them justice! I'm actually terrified of starting. I don't mind when jumpers come out misshapen and have to be unravelled, but I really want this to work!