What’s in Your Notion Bag?

Written by Sarah on April 29th, 2013 Posted in knits, life, photos

Thought I’d do a little spring cleaning this weekend and go through my notions bag. I keep my notions bag, as I do most of my WIPs, knocking around under the coffee table. Usually there’s a bunch of crap spilling out of it onto the floor or a pile of magazines. One day I will get it all together and my knitting life will be beautiful and tidy.

Until then, at least it’s all in one bag…

This brought the perfect opportunity to share with you what I do have in my dandy little  notions bag. Here’s a little inventory of the rag tag band that helps me do the dirty work:

notions bag

-2 tape measures
-stitch holders
-a yarn cutter that looks like a ninja star that I once wore on a ribbon as a necklace in high school (what a loser!)
-teeny tiny scissors on a keychain
-yarn “bras”
-a bunch of yarn labels because I hoard them and promise to paste them into a notebook one day and then usually I just throw them out
-toy button eyes
-regular old buttons
-an exacto knife?
-tags for knitted gifts
-a bunch of tapestry needles I can never find because they’re alway at the bottom of the bag
-stitch markers and little containers for them
-a paper clip I used as a stitch marker once when I couldn’t find those stitch markers
-an impromptu cardboard pom pom maker
-bobby pins?
-a bunch of scrap yarn that I use as stitch holders but refuse to throw out in case I need stitch holders because I hate cutting good yarn for scraps
-cable needles
-an old school stitch counter that I probably haven’t used in years and was actually surprised to find
-a gauge ruler/needle size thingy
-3 wrist support gloves (fourth is MIA.) not sure where I got the second pair though

And finally my nifty notions bag which my awesome Aunt Sherry got me (actually, she got me a bunch of the notions pictured above!). It’s got this crazy collage thing going on with clippings from probably a billion magazines and such.

The first notion bag I ever bought was a pencil case with rainbow hearts on it. I paid for it in the cafe at Barnes and Noble in high school because that’s where I did a lot of hanging out. Good times! Before that I was using a make up bag my mom got with some kind of Clinique gift set.

Anyway, that’s a lot of talk about notions. Where do you keep your notions? What’s a must for your notions bag? What am I missing!? And where did that damn tapestry needle go?!

ps. Thanks, everyone for entering the Craftsy giveaway! So great to hear what everyone is interested in learning about! I’ll be emailing winners soon with the info soon so check your emails!

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Comments (5)

  • April 30, 2013 at 1:12 am |

    OK, I give up. WHAT is a yarn bra?!

    • April 30, 2013 at 9:24 am |

      Haha! They kind of function like a yarn bowl would. You put them around a skein to keep them from tangling or slipping around all over.

  • April 30, 2013 at 7:51 am |

    Love your notions bag! I have to say, my little chibi needle case is super useful for keeping my needles from being lost. (http://www.amazon.com/Clover-Chibi-with-Darning-Needles/dp/B00114M20A/)
    Also, I totally keep yarn scraps for stitch holders too! I hate wasting yarn, and some yarn is just a pain to use as stitch holders, so I reuse as much as I can.

    • April 30, 2013 at 9:23 am |

      That’s not a bad idea. I should probably invest in one of those!

  • May 17, 2013 at 1:42 pm |

    Thank you for this blog. It has a lot of great information and some great contributors. Interesting, clear and precise. Very valuable information Sarah.

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