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December 30, 2004

Show Your Knitting Some Respect

Knitting brings us so much joy and happiness, yet we often treat our knitting projects like garbage.  nona has seen far too many knitters toting beautiful projects around in worn, plastic shopping bags.  Please, show your knitting some respect!

Maggie Righetti sums up my sentiments beautifully in her book, Knitting in Plain English:

Since you have decided to make knitting your bag, you will have to have a real bag to keep your knitting in.  I mean it -- a good-looking one.  I have a personal thing about people who carry their work around in a worn-out grocery bag as if they were looking for the nearest trash can to dump the garbage.

There are plenty of beautiful and fun bags and baskets out there -- find something that fits your style.  Here are some suggestions:

  • Offhand Designs - I met this gal at Stitches West last year and bought a bag on the spot. nona is nothing if not impulsive.   Her bags are all handmade from fabulous fabrics, many of them vintage.

  • Viv Pickle - This site lets you design your own bag.  Pick a shape, pick a fabric, and they'll custom make your bag!  A friend was walking down the street in Philly and was draw into the shop by its beautiful fabrics - she could not resist Viv Pickle

  • Jordana Paige - Jordana is a young, entrepreneurial woman who has designed a beautiful and functional knitting purse.

  • Timbuk2 - I love the bright colors of the Timbuk2 bags.  They have all kinks, from messenger bags to tote bags

The next time nona sees you, she'll be looking at your bag!

December 30, 2004 in Knitting Accoutrement | Permalink


So, I'm a little scared what you'd think of my bag... It is a rather nice bag, but I keep all kinds of things in it, not just knitting. I did buy it because it was big enough to carry around the back of a sweater-in-progress as well as books, wallet, &c.
Do you have any suggestions as to how to show my yarn it's the most iportant thing I'm carrying, without having to cary multiple bags?


Posted by: Helen | Dec 19, 2006 8:42:28 PM

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