Since starting to really take up knitting in 2015 I have collected some notions that I carry with me on almost every project. So I thought I’d share what I carry and also ask what do you carry in your notions pouch?
The list for me goes something like this:
- measuring tape
- tapestry needles
- cable needle(s)
- stitch markers
- crochet hook for fixing dropped stitches
- stitch holders
- Washi tape – a revelation from a knitting class. So good to use for charts!
- End caps for interchangeable needles
- Tightening tool for interchangeable needles – Must have on the go.
Other things I tend to use are a note in the mobile app Evernote where I collect images or links to tutorials and also tend to have an “on-the-go” project notes note which I tend to transfer into my Ravelry project later on.
Things I cannot be without are scissors. I love having nice scissors. They have to be sharp. I love these bonsai ones especially. They feel sharp and tactile, so nice to use.
I tend to have a variation of my tools across several notions pouches so I only ever carry the must have things with me but I am debating to just carry it all in one of the bigger ones. Less faffing and having to look in all the different pouches. Below and example of what came out of which bag!
When I asked the local knitting group they also carried some awesome things such as waste yarn and my favourite, an emergency chocolate bar! I am not sure if mine would ever last but I may try it. 😛
So now over to you. What is in your notions bag?