I thought today I'd share with you what is in my knitting bag, my essentials for knitting on the go. First off I'm carrying a set of double pointed needles size 7 because they're short and wooden and perfect for catching slippery stitches when I unknit or drop down a few rows to fix an error. The needles in the photo are Brittany and were a gift from my dad and step mom quite a bit ago. They are my only wooden needles. Next up is my needle sizer, which is an heirloom because it was my mom's sizer. I love how it is a bit worn and bent. The cable needles are from knit picks, I own so many brands but these I love because of the grooves and the colors!
No knitter should be caught without some form of moisturizing! I have many lotions and potions scattered through out the house and a knitter needs one in their bag. This moisturizing stick was purchased in Cape May, NJ and every time I use it I am transported back to a beach and a vacation. Lip balm is also a must for me. This tiny tube was a gift and is home made or locally made location unknown to me.
Next up are various stitch markers, I've quite the collection. For lace projects I use knit picks metal stitch markers as well as all the wonderful ones my sister made. If you do not own locking stitch markers you should, I have a set from Clover and from Hiya Hiya! These are perfect for keeping track of increases and decreases, I use these instead of pen and paper. I wish I could remember my darning needle brand but right now I'm drawing a blank, I rely on it's pointy-ness to bury ends effortlessly on my lace projects.
Finishing a project? how about some puppy snips?? Love mine.
Last but not least is a measuring tape. Whenever my husband goes to conventions he always brings back free tape measures with various advertisements. I've own beautiful expensive ones but I tend to break them so I rely on his generosity to supply the free ones. I think I measure too much :)
Do you have a must have? I'd love to hear what you think is needed for a knitting project on the go!!