Sunday, September 16, 2007

My knitting bag

I'm a lover of shopping for knitting bags. I mean, I have so many WIP's that I'm constantly needing something to carry them around in. The handled shopping bags you get at the LYS are good project bags, but also not so good since I'm in a part of the country that gets a lot of rain. And while the knitting bags they sell at the LYS's are really nice, you can easily spend a C-note on one and besides, they are so...damn...GIRLY! I LOVE the in-your-face attitude of these posts, and so to prove I'm a true Outlaw Knitter, here's my rant.



I've been after a new knitting bag for the past couple days, and the ones in my price range are either so flowery they could be cosmetic bags, or just plain BUTT UGLY. I wanted something that was both cheap AND hip. So, I went on Ebay and bought this bag off someone in Thailand. If I actually receive it, I'll consider it a plus.



Now I'll bet dollars to donuts that NOBODY in my town of uber-hip knitters will have a project tote bag quite like this! I figure that by the amount of public knitting I do, in waiting rooms, on trains, etc., I stick out anyway, so I might as well go balls-to-the-wall.

8 comments:

herzeleidknits said...

That is awesome!

Yarn Addict said...

I am so with you. I am a knitting bag junkie. Not so much of the expensive flowery ones, but I have several clear plastic ones with advertisments for local knit stores. One of my favorites was a giveaway at one of my LYS's that is a large canvas one, and it must have 10 pockets on the outside of it. It's awesome. I only had to spend $ 200.00 in one transaction to get it, too. lol I LOVE your new bag. I think it rocks!

Mrs. H (aka The Outlaw Jenny Purls) said...

I love it! The kids and I all love Pocky Sticks so we're all drooling over it.

Holly Bee said...

Oh, mighty Pocky! My Pigs would attack you on the street if they saw you! They love that stuff, they wouldn't believe you that it didn't have candy in it!

debsnm said...

Your bag totally rocks! I went searching for knitting bags, and it's become a habit. One of the way cool places I've found them is Hobby Lobby (or any crafts store). Check out the "canvas crafts" section. Sometimes they have really cool canvas bags that you can decorate yourself, at next to nothing prices (the most I've paid has been $10). I also score a bag any time I find someone giving them away - for whatever cause, charity or business. It's so much fun to see the look on people's faces when you grab your knitting out of a USDA Graduate School bag.

MissCritta said...

Love the bag! So cute!

Sheila said...

I love POCKY! Yummy and a great bag too!

Kristina B said...

Very cool bag!!! I've seen really small versions of these but not large enough to make a knitting tote. ;-)