January 23, 2015
It’s no secret that we love a good project bag: one with pockets, that will sit up on its own, sewn in a pretty fabric, and large enough for whatever it is we’re working on. After a few weeks working with the Madres Solteras co-op in El Salvador, we’re really excited to show up our new project bags, all available in the shop.
We’ve been carrying this Reversible Project Bag in the shop for a little while now, but it’s such a favourite that we can’t resist showing it off again in a new fabric (both from the Gramercy Collection). This is a sturdy, draw-string bag with a big pocket (on the inside here) and a handy clip on both sides. We actually love this clip — it’s perfect as a yarn guide, to keep your scissors somewhere handy, to organize stitch markers, or to attach the bag to something else (keeping it firmly inside another bag if you’re travelling, for example.)
This is a total classic of a project bag. Ours (this one sewn in Persimmon Collection) are made with a fun contrasting lining and quilt batting between the walls to give the bag structure (and keep sharp needles from poking through). This is a nice sturdy bag that sits up on its own when you’re knitting and then folds down to be tucked away. The Zippered Project Bag is pared down, but with some subtle, special details, like the two-colour zipper tag, the square-sewn bottom, and the fine-toothed zipper, to ensure your yarn doesn’t snag.
This is a new one for us. The Bucket bag (this one sewn in two prints from the Wee Wander Collection) is circular, with a nice contrasting lining, magnetic snap closure, short handle (perfect for hooking the bag on the a chair, or just carrying it around), two interior pockets, and an interior divider (which will fold against the side if you don’t need it). The divider especially makes this fantastic for projects that require multiple balls of yarn at once, like two-at-a-time socks, stranded colourwork, stripes, etc. It’s also makes for a nice way to carrying two projects at once, or organize parts of a project (finished squares one side, yarn and hooks on the other, for example). We’re really pleased with the Bucket Bag and think you’ll love it.
The best for last? For sure the most exciting. This is our new Large Project Bag (sewn up in Cotton + Steel‘s Philately print), a big, sturdy, multi-functional bag with lots of pockets, straps that are just the right length, and a nice big main pocket. This is a prototype, but we will be getting more in the shop in the next little while (made by hand, they take time to go together.) This bag has four big outside pockets — two side-by-side on both back and front — and four inside pockets, two layered on each of the narrow sides, which means there’s lots of storage space without crowding into the big main pocket. It’s fantastic, and we can’t wait for you to come into the shop to see it.