If you knit, you know what it is like…

Finally, you have some time to start that new pattern you’ve been  dying to start.

You’re all settled in, comfy and cozy, a glass of a relaxing beverage at you side. You do one quick mental run through of the Check List..

“Let’s see, do I have everything?
Pattern? Check.
That great new yarn? Check.
The right size needles? Check.”

Time to relax and start knitting. Things are going great, (hardly any mistakes) this is going to look soooo good.

Then…

You need to check your stitch count. You think to yourself, “Where did I have my tape measure last?”

You put everything down… get up… go look for your tape measure. It’s probably in the UFO bag. (Unfinished Objects bag)

Now you can settle back down and get back in the zone. (At least it was a good excuse to refill the beverage while you were up. )

Things are going great again. Of course, now you need to keep track of the rows…

You got it.. You have to find the row counter… and on and on.

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Do you have to root around in a junk drawer to find your row counter.  Are you trying to remember where you put your stitch holder the last time you used it?

Did you ever start a new knitting pattern and remember you left your favorite knitting scissors with the WIP’s in the trunk of the car?

Wouldn’t it be nice to have all your knitting accessories neatly stored in one little bag?   (Actually, the knitting veterans have a couple kits, one for the “Project of the Moment” and another, or two, with the WIP”S.

The solution is to have a knitting accessories kit.  Collect the tools you need to knit in one convenient little bag.

Keeping your knitting tools handy.

Keeping your knitting tools handy.

Here is the basic kit.

A bag to put it all in.
Something that will close and keep everything in. Stay away from the velcro type as velcro is the enemy of yarn and fine fabric.

2 sets of point protectors (1 small set and 1 large set)

Row counters (1 small, 1 large)

Stitch holders (1 small, 1 medium)

20 locking stitch markers (10 each of 2 different colors)

Tape measure

Scissors

Needle gauge.

A nice bag to store everything

A nice bag to store everything

Customize it as you go along with the little things you like to have when you are working on a project.

If you are in a hurry and don’t want to go to all the trouble of searching for and finding each little item…. you can find a good basic knitting accessory kit at www.sevenyaks.etsy.com

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