Thursday, October 11, 2007

Fall into Autumn Topic# 5.... A peek inside my knitting bag and A quick Thuja Sock update

I don't think the contest is still going on but here's a picture of me knitting. I took a video of me knitting on my digital camera but I don't know how to upload and post it on my blog. Plus it's been a busy week for me so I'm not willing to take the time to learn how to do it. <---- lazy
Flash your needles and other items you use to make your wares. Dpns, circs, straights, hooks,tape measures, darning needles, favorite stitch markers, needle holders, cases, the works!

Here's a peek into my knitting bag:

I've had this messenger bag for a year. I bought it online from Target. It has served me well, but it's time for me to get a new bag. I was awake at 3:00 in the morning watching HSN. I've had good restraint in the past when I'm watched HSN. I usually ask myself do I really need whatever the item is that I'm looking and wanting to buy. In this case my answer was yes. My knitting messenger bag doesn't close anymore. The weekend tote will be here around October 19th.

weekend tote from HSN

The tote bag matches my notions carrying case. It's canvas pencil pouch with a mesh pocket.

I keep inside of it: darning needles, measuring tape, paperclips (I use them as stitchmarkers), Knitchek for measuring gauge, US 1, 3 and 7 crochet hooks for fixing knitting mistakes, scissors, calculator, yellow highlighter, pencil and lip balm.

I keep a ruler in my knitting bag because Ann Budd says that a measuring tape can stretch out and you won't get accurate measurements.

I got my magnetic darning needle holder as a free gift from a UK knitting magazine, ?Simply Knitting?. Has anyone had their Addi Turbos discolor/tarnish a little? The ones I use the most, the US 1s and Us7s both have a little discoloration/tarnish on them. I bought them from so I know that there real Addis......

My on the go knitting reference book is Margaret Radcliffe's The Knitting Answer Book. Great book and the lady is a very nice person. Last year I had a question about tension and elongated stitches. I called her in ?Maryland? on a Monday. She was running an errand and her husband said she would call me back. Well, she called me back and explained to me what I was doing wrong. Awesome, she's just awesome. (I think she is a master knitter and deserves a knitting black belt.)

I also keep a journal/notebook in my bag too. I use it to write notes to myself.

Last weekend, I finished reading The Surgeon by Tess Gerritsen. It's the first in the Jane Rizzoli series. It was a good suspense book. I liked how the book accurately depicted trauma situations and what blood products a doctor would order in those situations.... ie someone blooding out would require packed red blood cells, fresh frozen plasma and platelets. <--- It made the nerdy medical lab tech in me happy. The little biography of the author in the back of the book says that she used to be doctor on internal medicine. She knows what she's talking about. Thuja Progress:

I'm now knitting the heel flap of the 2nd sock. Hopefully, I'll be finished with this sock next week.


Eileen said...

I really enjoyed the peek into your knitting bag!

AllyB said...

Oooo, super cool new bag. I'm envious! Those socks like nice and toasty.