Bagging Up- Random Tips

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The most spectacular thing about being on a journey of knitting is the friends one makes. Each and every knitter/hooker brings something to the table. It is almost guaranteed that something new can be learned from each and every one of these people. Some are quite random!

  1. One of the pointers I learned was always structure your projects so you work on winter things in the summer and summer things in the winter. This means the Winter Bag and the Summer Bag. (I do not need any excuses to have more than one bag. Honestly.)
  2. Carry hand cream in your knitting bag and a small emery board. There is no place for rough nails or rough hands in knitting!
  3. Carry an additional tiny scissors in case another knitter asks to borrow them and (after the copious amounts of drinks and conversation) forgets to give them back to you. The ones that come in Christmas crackers are the best for this!
  4. Carry a pen, pencil, a sharpener, an eraser and some graph paper or post-its.
  5. Paperclips make great stitch markers. Scoop up a bunch from work… hehe
  6. Plastic wallets are great to keep your pattern
  7. Always make a copy of the pattern you are using to avoid ruining the original through constant use.
  8. Needle caps! Great to put on the end of your needles so that your stitches don’t slip off while your project is in your knitting bag. They are also good if you need to make a double-point needle into a straight needle.
  9. By hook or by crook. You will need a crochet needle just in case of a dropped stitch!
  10. Have a good clear-out of your bag(s) regularly. Once a month is best.
  11. An empty dental floss container to cut yarn (in case airline takes the scissors away!!! Damn you terrorists! You will NOT ruin our joy!)
  12. Small hair barrets to keep yarn ball tails neat and tidy.

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