A few weeks ago, Katie talked about the items she keeps in her knitting toolkit. I had thought about making something to hold the essential knitting tools before, but seeing hers inspired me to actually do it. I didn’t have to purchase anything new, I already had everything I needed, I just had to put it all together. Here’s a tour of my Knitting Essentials Kit.
From left (clockwise) – A red barrel row counter, a little net bag (that I got with candy in it at a baby shower) that holds my stitch markers and post-it tabs in case I need to mark something but don’t want to write on it, my sheepy tape measure, my blue chibi with several needles in it, stitch holders in two lengths, a pink highlighter, a pen, and little scissors. Laying behind the things in the top is my Susan Bates knit check, used for checking the all important gauge. The bag is a make-up bag that was given to me as a part of a gift set. I wasn’t using it for make-up, so now I’ve put it to good use. I use it at home when I’m knitting, too, so I don’t have to make a trip to the yarn closet every time I need something. What’s in your toolkit? Let me know if you think I’m missing something that could be useful because there are few things worse than coming to a project crossroads away from home and not being able to move forward.
Happy St Patrick’s Day to ya!