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Ha! I think I finally found the ultimate bag!
Been needing something for circs & other knitting notions!
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Date: 11/26/12 11:54 PM

So I was snooping around Bass Pro Shops tonight for a box for sewing machine feet and ran into this:

Binder Storage for Knitting Equipment

I actually think this would work to hold all of my circular needles and other knitting paraphernalia that I just can't seem to live without.

(And I think I need to get one for fishing, too! lol)

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Date: 11/27/12 0:02 AM

Ok, that is pretty awesome for storage. But, I am banned from buying any more bags. Knitting was the gateway drug for me--it led to things like crocheting, spinning yarn, and even SEWING! Not to mention buying beautiful bags. The good news is I do use the bags as purses sometimes, and my knitting always travels in style.

But before the ban, I had a bad case of Offhand Designs Bagitis thrown in with a bit of Atenti Addiction.
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Date: 11/27/12 9:17 AM

My hubby is an avid fisherman & handyman and has a huge variety of these which I can try out and see if I like them. I always wondered why sewing and craft boxes are $45-80 while the outdoor stores sell under $40. And so much more variety.
He is also a hobby chef and purchased a few bread rising plastic trays- rectangular with snap on lids. I found them to be just perfect for storing thread spools.
Good find- thanks for posting.

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Date: 11/27/12 10:18 AM

A fishing bag?!

Well, okay, if that works for you!

I guess I like something that looks a little more "girly" and pretty for my knitting needles and such.

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Date: 11/27/12 10:46 AM

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A fishing bag?!



Well, okay, if that works for you!



I guess I like something that looks a little more "girly" and pretty for my knitting needles and such.

Oh, I've got the girly stuff, too...

I spent major bucks on a Namaste set earlier this year. I've got the cool backpacky bag, the circs storage thing (which I really don't like) and a little notions case.

My prob is that I need a *mothership* for my equipment to come *home* to.

On some other place on this board, I told about how when I had a bead shop about 10 years ago that we had two kinds of customers - Process Junkies and End Results. The ER gals would buy just enough for one project and finish it before moving on to the next.

Then the PJ's of us (which most of us were - the ER's were a minority) lol... well.. we could have 15 projects going at a time, and we could enjoy all of them and not give a flying rip if we ever got any of them done - because we were in it to enjoy the process. The joy was in the playing in the process - not getting anything done.

A true PJ doesn't stress in the slightest about not getting something done - unless she gets guilted into it by other friends, family, etc. lol

Anyway... I *love* having about 5 knitting projects going at a time... and each one has its own bag - with its own notions needed for that project - and lets just say they do travel in style. lol

And Sonoma... those darn Atenti's are addictive. The only thing that saves me is that they are not easy to find around Denver (at least they weren't the last time I tried about 6 months ago). I thought about going to the wholesale show at the Merchandise Mart here a few months ago... just to see Atenti. lol

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See demo video on: www.BionicGearBag.com
My personal blog: www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger


Love my Babylock Ellisimo Gold & ElnaPress

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Date: 11/27/12 11:18 AM

Wait Ripstitcher--before you buy those watch these videos! She shows you how easy and cheaply you can make your own just like the ones you showed us.

Ultimate Craft Organizer--Cheap and Easy!

Easy Organizer Bag for Sewing or Crafts

For another idea, I make my own Clear Pouches for Storing Sewing Supplies
Store bought bags or boxes for storing items aren't always the size you need or want so I find making my own works great. They're dirt cheap and only takes a couple minutes to make.

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Date: 11/27/12 1:49 PM

Yeah..... not so interested in recycling some old gift bag or datebook from a thrift store.... or just using ziplock bags like she was using - they don't hold up well and are too thin (IMO) to be using for circular needles.

I think these BINDER BAGS & ADDITIONAL POUCHES from Bass Pro are nicer looking... and for under $20, I see them as quite affordable. The additional pouches are only 50c each.

I got a kick out of reading the reviews and seeing another knitter chiming in. :)

If a person wanted to make one of these super attractive (because maybe they don't want the Bass Pro logo)... they could make some sort of personalized patch of quilting or beadwork to cover over the BassPro.

Personally... I fish *a lot* in the summer... so something with Bass Pro is a status symbol around here. lol

One time I bought a $400 TUMI leather backpack similar to this one on eBay for about $75. When it came, I was torqued off because it had a personalized initial badge on it - like what you see on the picture as that blank patch on the side ... (which, of course, wasn't disclosed in the auction).

I wound up beading around a stone cabachon and adding some short beaded fringe to it. I adhered it on to the backpack with some E6000 Adhesive . (If you've never used the stuff, it is *awesome* - and it works on any surface I've ever tried. We used it when I owned the bead store - and things we made 12 years ago still look good and hold up to typical wear and tear.)

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~~~YAY! ~~~ I finally published my first pattern!
See demo video on: www.BionicGearBag.com
My personal blog: www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger


Love my Babylock Ellisimo Gold & ElnaPress

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Date: 11/27/12 1:49 PM

Burped out a duplicate message. :)

But while I got ya here... I also wanted to say that the Tumi bag was an awesome thing to own... I used it for about 10 years to drag my laptops (some were really heavy back in the day!) as well as my current knitting projects back and forth to work.




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~~~YAY! ~~~ I finally published my first pattern!
See demo video on: www.BionicGearBag.com
My personal blog: www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger


Love my Babylock Ellisimo Gold & ElnaPress

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Date: 11/28/12 7:06 AM

I have a cloth bag something like this for my interchangeable needles. The one I bought isn't in stock any more, but it looks nice, and works well. Unless it gets turned upside down and the needle tips get mixed up .

ETA, I'm not getting anything from the link in the first post?
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Date: 11/29/12 6:31 PM

I haven't gotten into interchangeables - mostly due to the fact that I have several projects going at a time and I'd need more cables... then comes the problem of needing a second set to do two socks or two mittens at the same time. So I've just accumulated circs instead... and sorting them out by size and then length is a nice thing.

The link in the first post is still workin' for me.

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~~~YAY! ~~~ I finally published my first pattern!
See demo video on: www.BionicGearBag.com
My personal blog: www.RipStitcher.com

Wish list:
Bernina 550QE (for it's cute little footprint)
Sashiko
Ovation serger


Love my Babylock Ellisimo Gold & ElnaPress

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