Sunday, August 21, 2011
In my bag
I got this bag a lllllllllllooooooooooooonnnnnnnnnngggggggggg time ago. It is originally from Bath & Body Works. I think my mom gave me the bag then it sat in my gift wrapping box forever waiting to be used. Finally, I had the perfect use for it.
Sometimes when I am working on a small project--like a hat, I take out the stuff I don't need and just put a skein of yarn inside. When closed, it is 2 1/2 inches thick, so it fits more than one would think from looking at the picture.
2. Pencils & pen to note any variations that I have used to patterns
3. & 4. Yarn Needles The blue ones are for thicker yarns and the steel ones are the most used. I am sad because I lost one of the needles from my steel set...yes, I can only use one at a time, but I don't like losing things--it feels incomplete :(
5. Martha Stewart Scissors These were given to me by my aunt. I was looking for some small scissors for scrapbooking and she loaned these to me. I loved them and she let me have them. Little did I know I would soon use them strictly for cutting my yarn. I love these little scissors.
6. Lion Brand PomPom Maker I don't really care for this pompom maker, but it does it's job.
7. Susan Bates Stitch Markers I used these once and I didn't really care to use them. But I probably should, it would help me not have to count as much :)
8. Tape Measure. I took this out of my sewing "kit"...(**my sewing kit entails white and black thread, some needles and ironing hem, because that is how crafty I am--ha ha ha.)
9. Carpal Tunnel Craft Glove. When I first started crocheting, I crocheted very tightly and my hand hurt. I still crochet too tight, but I have not needed the glove lately.
10. Pin backs I thought I would use these more often, but I really haven't. I figured when I make something with a flower I can just attach it with a pin so the buyer could easily take it off if they aren't in a flowery mood.
11. Barrette backs Same concept as the pins (attach to a hat or scarf) and I thought I would make some barrettes by themselves to sell...which I haven't done yet :p
12. Yarn labels--ok, this is kinda odd, but useful. I keep the labels of the yarn I have used after I am finished with it. It helps me with the washing instructions--useful, but I also keep them for every color...so say I have used Lion Brand Cotton-Ease, sure 1 label is helpful, but I have 5 of them (one for each color)--odd.
So there is a look into my slightly neurotic crochet bag.