Obsessing on Project Bags & a Madbird Giveaway!

I’ve been a knitter, off and on, for 20-some years and have only recently started using project bags. Of course, now I have bunches and I love them all.

Before I used project bags I used plastic zip bags, which would tear, needles would poke through and I always stuffed them too full to zip closed.

A small selection of my current project bags.

Project bags are fun. They come in bunches of patterns and sizes. They stay closed. Best of all they somehow make a pile of UFOs, like the one above, seem downright happy. I always felt such accusation from plastic zip bags.

I can also tag them.

Project tag on a project bag

Name of the project, needles size, anything I need to know to grab the right bag.  Another use for tags that I love, too.


For your own project bag obsession, we have a giveaway from Madbird.

Project Tote from Madbird

A Project Tote, gorgeous, no? I reviewed it in this current issue.

Alecia at Madbird has donated a Project Tote for a giveaway, winner’s choice of in-stock fabrics.

Prize value $34.

You know how it works: leave a comment on this post between now and midnight eastern time,October 22nd. One comment will be chosen at random to answer a skill testing question. If the commenter answers correctly they will win the prize. If you have already won a prize from us in the past year, please do give other knitters a chance.



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952 thoughts on “Obsessing on Project Bags & a Madbird Giveaway!

  1. Candace Brodie

    I would love a madbird bag, ever since knitty featured madbird, I have been stalking their site!

  2. Kathleen Champlain

    My current project bags are large zip-lock bags, not very glomorous, but at least I can see what is inside. Would be nice to have a real project bag!

  3. Lucy

    I’m still re-using old plastic zip bags, but I’m hoping to get real project bags as soon as the budget allows.

  4. Amanda

    Those birds are adorable. I’m a ziplock bag user too, but I know it’s not great for the yarn…

  5. Cherie

    I, too, have never had a real project bag, just an assortment of zip-locks and various totes. These look lovely.

  6. tracey

    I love bags. You need a bag for every project and a project for every bag. You can never have to many bags!

  7. Carolyn

    What a cute, cute bag! I too am a recent convert from the plastic zip bag. I have one that is now my permanent “sock bag”, but would love to win this one – I see a “shawl bag” in my future…

  8. Ellen

    I *love* project bags, baskets and any small container! I have made a bunch, but new ones are always fun!

  9. Su1282

    I love project bags too. And too many of mine have brains on them right now. Would love one that’s more knitterly.

  10. Beth

    I love the Madbird project bags and would love to be the owner of one. Your idea of making a project tag to put on the project bag is genius. The only bonus of having a clear plastic bag over the more asthetically pleasing and earth friendly project bag.

  11. mary mcmahon

    all I have to do is leave the current “must do” project bag out where I must look at it and I will start working that project into my schedule…the bag “makes”me do it. Mary in Cincinnati

  12. Nicole

    My husband always wondered why I bought bags wherever we went…The number of bags is beginning to make him wonder about yarn too. Uh oh!

  13. Lynn Clements

    I have sad little plastic bags that I lug around with me so I could really use this bag! Thanks

  14. Lynne

    A giveaway! And I’m not (quite) too late!
    I love funny owls, and bright yellow/oranges, and this was posted on my birthday! Might have to turn a birthday check into an owl bag, unless the random number generator loves me, then the check will turn into yummy yarn to fill the bag!

  15. Megan

    I tend to use a nice buffer of dog hair. By which I mean, I fail to put projects in bags and then they fall on the floor, get forgotten, and become enshrouded in dog hair. We keep it classy over here.

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