Welcome to my knitting closet. This is where I keep my worsted weight yarns and some other things too.
This is where I hang my knitting bags. Some are expensive knitting bags and some are just big purses, and others, my mother made me.
I want to show off the one’s my mom made for me. She is a very talented seamstress. This is the first one she made for me.
I have to explain…she used to sew scrubs for me for my job as a nurse at a hospital. She has actually sewn for me my entire life. She hated it when my girlfriends would want to wear my clothes. (She didn’t make all my clothes, just some) Most teenage girls share their clothes. It happened in my early single twenties also. My girlfriends liked to wear my clothes. Again, Mom hated it. So she started putting my initials on my scrubs.
Remember the TV show “Laverne and Shirley”?
I felt like Laverne with my initials on my scrubs. I really didn’t like it and asked her not to put my initials on my scrubs anymore. LOL. She still wanted to put my initials on my scrubs, so she changed from putting them on the front top of my shirt to the hem of my pants. Nobody could see the initials. I was fine with that and she was happy to play with her embroidery.
What’s that? Looks like initials to me! She still does it! I love it actually. I think it’s great on my knitting bag. It was a pleasant surprise when I saw them there. Even though they are my initials, it’s my mother’s mark, and I will always think of her when I see them. It’s more than just a knitting bag, it’s a keepsake.
This bag has several pockets, two large open areas, and a zippered middle area. It’s a great bag.
It has a zipper closure too. You can zip up the entire bag.
I liked my knitting bag so well, that I bought some materials for her to make me another one. I like this one better. I use it often. It has so many pockets! They are all around the outside of the bag.
I love the yellow! This one came with some matching knitting accessories.
This is a little needle holder and small accessory holder. Zoom in on this! It’s really neat! It has an attached pin cushion (not removable) and check out the little yellow pockets. There is tons of room for those little stitch markers. It has a drawstring closure.
Matching knitting needle holder.
This is a circular knitting needle holder. I use this when I’m on the road for a road trip. I can carry several different sizes in here.
I have no idea where to find the pattern. We found them at Hancock’s (which is now closed in our town). I don’t sew so I don’t know where people find sewing patterns now. You’ll have to ask my mom at Joyful-expressions
All the other bags are inexpensive large totes from Target or TJMaxx. I have one expensive knitting bag that I purchased at the DFW Fiber Festival (Dallas-Fort Worth).
KNITSTARS is open for enrollment for one week for $199.00. If you haven’t heard of knitstars, click on the link and check it out. I’ve joined the 1st and 2nd sessions, this will be the 3rd. I’ve enjoyed the prior 2 and will sign up for 3. It’s worth the money. I’ve even gone back and watched the classes multiple times.
I’ve got to get dressed for bungee fitness! I have a class this morning. Happy Thursday!
I have a yummy apple salad recipe to share soon. I need to take a picture for you. I will have it here for you shortly! It’s really good!