Today’s topic is about the tools that we use. I don’t have a knitting bag or a big box — I have something that is serviceable and economical: A pencil case.
My pencil case has two sides. The first side is where I hold my sock needles (sizes 000 to size 2, I believe), as you can see below. I have a vintage 6 inch ruler and a vintage mechanical pencil. In the far left bottom corner, I have a stack of hearts that my mother crocheted for me, and they add cheer to the somewhat technical case I carry. In the bottom center I have 4 yarn needles: a plastic one that I use for weaving in the ends in acrylic projects (fitting, eh?), two metal yarn needles, and another metal yarn needle that is pretty small. I use that one for grafting and weaving in the ends of my socks. In the last box I have a few scraps of yarn, perfect for using as markers, a color strander, and a length of yarn to use as a lifeline, in a pinch.
In the other side’s compartment, I keep my package of stitch markers, t-pins, safety scissors (they were the only ones that fit in there), a single point protector (I lost the other one), a tape measure, and some other various stitch markers.
I’m sorry for the quality of the photos. I was using a different camcorder-thing that doesn’t take good close ups. I will try to get those pictures updated as soon as possible!