Notions bags! They are almost as fun as yarn! These bags come in many shapes and sizes; they can be anything from plastic baggies, to unused make-up bags, to one made specifically for knitters.
The important thing about notions bags is not what style they are but what goes into them!
They are vital to having what you need with you at all times. Just like filling a baby’s diaper bag with things that were needed on your last outing, like a third set of clothes (!), your notions bag becomes filled with items as you need them over time.
Most notions bags start out with the bare necessities; possibly a pair of scissors, some locking markers, and a handiTool. From there, it’s a slippery slope! You start a cable project and add cable needles. You need to weave in some ends and add tapestry needles. Your lips get chapped and you some lip balm because you know it will be right where you can find it!
Perhaps your current project required a large amount of stitches to cast on and you put markers every 20 stitches or so to keep track. When you worked that first row, you took the markers off and now you have extras in your notions bag!
Once upon a time you lost stitches off of the tip of your needles and now you carry a selection of needle caps with you at all times.
A profusion of paraphernalia makes its way into your notions bag and before you know it, you have at least one tape measure, a needle size gauge, Kitchener notes, hand lotion, an emery board, more stitch markers, pencils, highlighter tape, and it just keeps going!
From there, you decide that maybe you need something just large enough for the bare essentials which differ from knitter to knitter. This will go into your ‘anywhere, anytime’ project so it’s truly ready to grab on your way out the door. And so you buy another notions bag….
Wherever you are on your notions bag journey, we have all the goodies, err, essentials for you in the shop! Just for fun, ask us what we have in our notions bags!