Or perhaps with recently finding myself at 3am with a ticket for 6:30 to fly to Stitches West, digging through my stash looking for sock yarn and needles compatible with each other to work on as I traveled. I can't remember ever being so frustrated with travel packing, I actually gave up and took four other larger projects. (And Yes, they were all worked on and I worked on a project with Marly very late into that one night I stayed. LOTS of variety!)
Erin.Lane bags booth, even though it was something I resisted before, I picked up a needle roll.
|New to me, needle roll.|
I have actually lost count of the number of Erin.Lane project bags I have. Some of them are souvenirs, some were gifts from Marly Bird (incidentally, Marly was a bit shocked with me because she gave me even more project bags when I met up with her at Stitches, and I shared the wealth with her lovely room mate, who we'd kept up the night before. She may bop me over the head when she realizes one of the first two bags she gave me, ALSO the first Erin.Lane bags I've owned, I gifted to another faithful fan of Marly's, just to spread the love around) some came to me as part of a bag club Lindsey did last year and some as part of a boxed set elsewhere. I have Marly Bird bags, Kristin Omdahl bags, Buffalo Wool Company bags, and although I have been thwarted (because of not being able to attend) in collecting all of them, I have a Stitches commemorative bag. Or two....
|There is usually an Erin.Lane bag near by when I'm listening to podcasts.|
This was last summer, I discovered the drawstrings are long enough
to dangle the bag from the knobs under my laptop.
So, I was brave and decided on that needle roll, that Sunday in the market place at Stitches, recalling how much my blood boiled with not being able to put a suitable sock project together but knowing how much I loved my project bags. I have since filled it with several sets of Chia Goo double pointed needles that I might use depending on the yarn, and have room for others that will I free up from other projects, my favorites being the Addi Flipstix (for their beautiful rainbow colors, the ability to choose the point by simply turning the needle around and lightweightness that is not a strain on my overworked hands), and for when I'm knitting dangerously, the Kollage Squares with their lethally sharp points. The needle roll has a magnetic strap, so when it's rolled up, it's tucks smoothly away without the laces to get caught otherwise.
|New for me, the embroidered Bucket Bag: The Yarn Speaks to Me.|
It does, certainly, speak to me. All the yarn in my stash is claiming to be sock yarn and wants to reside in that bag.
PS. Just for your benefit, I have found the original episode of the Fiber Hooligans podcast where I first became aware of Erin.Lane Bags. and a couple of episodes from the Yarn Thing podcast with Marly Bird that Lindsey has since become a sponsor of, from 2013, from January 2015, and from October 2015.
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