This blog entry is in response to Monika's question on her blog. I started to comment and realized it was way too long and that it was a great question, so it deserved an entry in my blog. Here goes the answer: well, I have basically three bags I use... a small, a medium and a large. I feel like this is sounding a little like the story of the "Goldilocks and the Three Bears". The small one is a bright, red, shiny vinyl bag that my mother bought in Switzerland over twenty years ago.
( It was my parents' one and only trip to Europe. I'm still waiting for my trip there; sure hope it doesn't take that long for me to get to Europe. When my husband was in the Airforce he was stationed in Brussels and he would love to go back some day, so there is a little hope there. I also have relatives in Germany that I'd like to meet someday, too.) Back to the bags...the red one was Mom's knitting bag, because it was hers - I really love it and it's my favorite, but sometimes it's too small for a project. This one is empty right now, but it will have dishcloths in the making soon as I have many more to knit for Christmas. The middle sized one is a native American looking cotton print. It holds quite a bit, but tends to collapse on itself. Right now my latest prayer shawl is in that one. And my biggest one for WIP's is a dark green tote, like the ones from L.L. Bean, but I got this one in the Christmas Tree Shop. This one now contains the Mason-Dixon "Baby Genius Burp Cloth" blanket that I'm knitting for Kate. It's really getting tight trying to get the blanket in and out now and it's hard to take places also because of the size of the bag...the blanket has grown so big. Brought it with me yesterday to my son's 12 year well-checkup and I think I'm starting to look like a "bag lady" or it looks like I'm planning on staying on for the duration. I still have a ways to go with the blanket, but the end is in site...I really have to concentrate and get this one done soon or I might have to remove stash yarn from my very old extra large, white/red tote that did come from L.L. Bean!
Hope I don't have to do that because I won't have any place to store all that yarn. :(
Well, Monika...does that answer your question? Have a great weekend and...happy knitting :)