It’s that time of year. Time to hop in the car and spend a weekend at the beach or in the mountains. Time to get on a plane and take a long vacation. Yes, it’s Summertime! 🙂
If I’m going away to visit friends for the weekend, or just going to the doctor’s office I always keep a project bag packed. I have several different bags I use as project bags. The longer the trip or the wait the larger the bag.
I have a smaller version of my Market Bag that I’ve been toting around town. I also have a larger felted tote bag that I use for projects. That’s it on the left!
Let’s take a peek inside my project bag. What do you see? That’s right more than one project! I usually put each project into it’s own gallon size zip lock bag. These bags can be reused or you can store your finished project in them until you give them away. Plastic bags keep your knit items safe and you can easily see into them without opening them. I’ve seen some really nifty looking bags for sale at yarn shops, but since they aren’t waterproof I’m sticking with my zip lock bags.
Each plastic bag has several things in it. The pattern I plan on knitting, the yarn I’ll be using and knitting needles. If I’m knitting with a new yarn I may need to take several different sized needles. Why? Because the needle size used with one yarn may not work with another yarn! check out Knitting Gauge Swatches to see what I mean.
I also carry a small bag with the items I consider to be knitting essentials. A small pair of scissors, a measuring tape, a crochet hook, and stitch markers. If I am carrying my Felted Tote Bag I can fit all of this in and have room leftover for a purse.
If you are flying on an airplane in the United States check with the Transportation Security Administration for what’s allowed in carry on and what you’ll have to put in a checked bag.
What’s in your project bag?