Time to delve into that most treasured collection of tools, notions and oddments as you are asked to spill the contents of your knitting or crochet bag, caddy or other method of organisation and put your crafting unmentionables on display.
My knitting tends to go with me. I like knitting at home, but it’s not the only place I knit. I keep all of my tools and accessories organized in a way that makes traveling with them easier–I never get to my destination, sit down, and find out I’m missing something I needed. I also don’t have to have doubles or triples of different tools, because they’re centralized together. As an added bonus, I rarely lose or misplace what I need!
The case that I keep everything in is a zippered makeup bag from the $1 section of Target. It had enough pink in the design to qualify as “pink enough” for me. The coated fabric, although not fancy by any means, does a good job still looking new and clean even though I’ve owned it for several years. It holds up pretty well to the various pokey things I keep crammed inside.
I’ve kept the Celestial Seasonings tea tin mostly for nostalgic reasons. Sleepytime tea was one of the first teas I drank as a child (and I was always fascinated with the bears on the box artwork), so when I wound up with this little tin I wanted to find a way to use it. I was hoping that my scissors would fit inside–to keep fingers and other things safe from their sharpness–but it’s a bit too small for that. It fits these Lantern Moon strawberry stitch markers and this extra Clover “Chibi” large yarn needle case, though! Instead, I keep my scissors next to the notebook and away from the center of the bag. This makes it less likely that I’ll reach in and stab myself.