I am still happy with the Everyday Spin Kit I put together two years ago, with all of my spinning essentials, plus a few things that I might need. I’ve decided that as a spinning knitter I’m now in need of an updated knitting kit. I don’t want it to be as big as my spin kit, but I want more than will fit in my old (and broken down) 4″x4″ notions bag.
I started with the bag. I’ve been looking for a use for this Jane Austen bag from the Unemployed Philosophers Guild since I got it. She now has a purpose. It’s a ziptop bag, 5″x9″, with a 2″ gusset at the bottom, so it will stand. Happily my life now has more Jane ‘I esteem him’ Austen.
I moved everything from my smaller knit kit, into this bag and added a few things that usually roam the bottom of my project bags.
Here’s what I have right now. I do notice how tired some of my tools are, I need to freshen up a few things.
Right after I took that photos I noticed , my Akerworks Swatch Gauge was missing. It was in the company of a project that’s in timeout due to gauge issues.
There are a few things I know I want to add, a twist angle gauge, a small notebook, a smaller crochet hook, and non-greasy hand lotion.
Before you ask, I use the dental floss for emergency stitch markers, to tie dropped stitches to fix later, as a lace lifeline, and to tie skeins that I don’t want to wind.
What am I missing? What tools do you have in your knitting kit that you use all of the time?
Jillian is the author of the best-selling spinning book Yarnitecture. She is the editor of Knittyspin and Developmental Editor for PLY and PLY Books. She kinda loves this spinning thing and wants everyone who spins to love it too, so she teaches and writes a lot. She knits, weaves, and stitches and tries to do as much of it as she can with handspun yarn. She's always cooking up all kinds of exciting and creative things combining fiber arts.
She likes her mysteries British, her walks woodsy, and to spend as much time as she can laughing.
Spy on her on her website jillianmoreno.com