7 Things I Keep in My Project Bag

First of all - the PROJECT BAG. Tell me you have one? I started out using a large Zip-Loc bag to carry my current WIP (Work in Progress) with me on my daily commute. Hey, you have to start some where!

Now, my favorite is the Fringe Supply Co. Field bag. I have 2 and I'm not afraid to admit it. It's study, classy and has lots of pockets. Its big enough for a large shawl and probably even a sweater, but it can be small enough to fit into your regular bag. It's also super fun to decorate with pins (just check out the hashtag #fringefieldbag on insta!).

What's your go-to project bag? There are tons of sizes, shapes, and types. 

Recently I found this cute change purse and knew it had to live inside my project bag. As we all know, every project always needs more than just the knitting needles or crochet hook. Here are a few essentials I always keep with me.

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1. Scissors

This probably seems obvious, but you always need scissors. Especially when you've finished your project and need to wear it right that minute on the tube or on holiday even though it hasn't been blocked!

2. Stitch Markers

I keep two types with me, the simple rubber ones and the kind that open like a safety pin. I like both, but it depends on the project, weight of yarn and if I need the markers for the whole project or will need to remove them part-way through.

3. Measuring Tape

I wouldn't normally recommend a fabric measuring tape, as they stretch over time and can become slightly unreliable, BUT sometimes you need one in a pinch!

4. Interchangeable Needle Tool

I only use circular needles. Most of mine are the interchangeables and I know we've al experienced when the cable comes loose mid-row! there's nothing worse, the wool gets stuck in between the needle and the cable. Always have the little key to tighten your cables with you.

5. Tapestry Needle

Although we all hate sewing up and weaving in ends, it has to be done. 

6. Crochet Hook

A super small crochet hook, size 2-3mm, has saved my life more than I care to admit. Any dropped stitch, twisted yarn or mistake can be saed by using a crochet hook to grab that stray yarn. 

7. Pen

Whether it's marking a pattern, making notes, or counting rows, a pen is always handy.

What do you keep in your project bag? What tool has saved your life in the middle of a project?