As I was packing for my recent trips to Iceland and Chicago, I pulled out some of my growing project bag collection. Apparently, I’ve collected quite a few, and I know I have a lot that are still hiding!
I must really like the bags from ZigZagStitches because I have three of them. I got the first one with the cute French sheep from Alice’s shop back when I first met her in London. These bags are made with the most durable fabric, feeling thicker than my other bags which is good for keeping metal dpns from poking through. I love the attention to detail, finishing, and earthy feel of the bags. They are the smallest and most portable, so I take these when I am short on space.
I also have an adorable bag from Jessalu. I came across an ad of hers on Ravelry and just HAD to have one of these bags with the super cute sock fabric on the outside. And wait till you see the inside…
Super cute coordinating argyle! Seriously, how cute is that? Jessalu goes above and beyond with ALL of the bag being sewn from fabric, including all the pulls and handles. The dimensions are wider than the ZigZagStitches bags, leaving a little more wiggle room.
I was also gifted a bag from the lovely Anne Hanson. The bag is from Three Bags Full and is the largest of all my bags, making it great for non-sock projects. That’s right, sometimes I knit things that aren’t socks. The inside is lined with a cute coordinating fabric (as with all the bags above), and it has a taller, thinner profile than the Jessalu bag. Because the bag is taller, the zipper is also longer so the opening is wider, making it easier to dig into the depths of the bag for the pesky tapestry needle that’s fallen loose.
And last, but certainly not least, this is a bag I picked up a while ago from A Needle Runs Through It who is local to me. I was intrigued by the tetrahedron shape and of course am a sucker for green fabric. Unfortunately I’ve found that it can be a tight fit for my metal dpns unless I line them up against one of the long sides. This shape would probably be great for someone who uses circular needles. This bag has the plainest zipper pull with no fancy beads, but it’s actually my favorite because it’s so simple.
And that’s a glimpse of my expanding project bag collection.