Thursday, 14 May 2015

6KCBWDAY4: Bags o' Bits

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Here we care on a cloudy and grey Day 4 of the 6th Annual Knitting & Crocheting Blog Week; today's topic is:

Day Four (Thursday 14th May): Bags Of Fun.
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.
You may wish to talk about your bag of crocheting tools as a whole, or delve deep into the contents of your knitting caddy and talk about the contents each in turn. Good, clear photography can help readers familiarise with your tools, and you might just help someone find a new item for their wish-list if they are awe-struck by your pom-pom maker.
 I have both a burlap box/bag thing to store my bits & bobs, and within that, a transparent pencil case which I use when I'm taking a WIP with me somewhere:


The contents are not as messy,disorganized or random as you might expect. Certainly not as much crap I as expected:

And in my 'travel pack' we find:
 

Yes, you're quite right - 6 crochet hooks for picking up dropped stitches is overkill - so I've put 5 back into the pot. I don't know what the black beads are doing in there - they are beady mice eyes. That random pink button is left over from the Strawberry Cabled Cardigan, but the presence of everything else is probably more or less justified; the only thing I think is missing is one of the tape measures from the bigger stay-at-home bag.

I'm quite curious to see what other people consider to be essential, so I'm going to make a cup of tea, and then put 6KCBWDAY4 into Google ...


9 comments:

  1. ok - tried to comment and the internet ate it, I think. My comment was: All terribly sensible - where is your alarm clock, half-eaten apple and scrunched up poop bags? :-D

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  2. Very nice...and organized! And I love the burlap bag ­čśÇ

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  3. Very organised - great idea to have a "travel kit" - might have to use that idea! ;-)

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  4. Very organised - great idea to have a "travel kit" - might have to use that idea! ;-)

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  5. Oh, I love that burlap bag! Gotta keep my eyes open for something like this!

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  6. Ooh, I recognise that needle case :D You are much more organised than I am. My stuff is on the coffee table, in a magazine rack or two, on the arm of or stuffed behind a cushion on the sofa LOL

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  7. it is so much fun to see other people's tools and containers. And then I think - hmmmm - I think I need to go buy more things.

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  8. I envy your organization. Mine is a hedge-podge of junk.

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Thanks ! I love comments :-)