The styles have changed—but commonly—the bags have been medium weight clear plastic. For a while, drawstring ones; yesterday for the most part, 2 gallon size zip lock style (with a deep edge on top of the zip—that has a small hand hold)—but I got this bag (I guess I am special!)
Knitty City bags become instant project bags. Clear, sturdy, large enough to hold a project (OK so not large enough to hold an afghan, but plenty big for a small sweater) and closeable.
This bag is BIG—about 18 inches from side to side, with a big flat oval bottom (so it easily sits flat) and tall (9 inches from bottom to bottom of hand hold) and very sturdy. Not afghan project sized, but a nice size for lots of projects.
So yesterday was a 3-fer!
1—I was able to retrieve my current project (the Fruity Neck Ring) and notions bag (a joy it wasn’t lost!)—No photo—well because I not much of a change in the project—it is 6 or so stripes longer than it was last time I photographed it—but that’s about it!
2—I got the great bag (see above) –I know, I need another tote bag as much as I need to gain weight—but it is a great bag!
3—And 3 balls of some solid colored sock yarn. That was the hardest part!
Knitty City has a fairly large selection of sock yarn—I knew what I wanted in the most general way—50gm balls of solid colors-- but Oh, my! How hard it was to choose!
I was tempted by the Dark Chocolate Brown/ Coffee with cream/ Ecru –I have some tweedy oatmeal (a bit darker than ecru) and some Milk chocolate brown sock yarn already—and there is this cute multi color/multi stitch striped sock in Sock Innovations done in several shades of brown—
But—I don’t have much in the way of brown clothing…and I don’t think I want brown socks.
And I was tempted by the RED—Oh what a lovely clear red!
The deep cherry pink was tempting too, but I have a skein in that color already.
(the pale pink? Eh—pink is not my color and besides I already have at least 3 different pink sock yarns!—too much for someone who is not a pink fan!)
If there was a middling green, and not just the rich bottle green and the light grassy green, I might have gotten a set of greens… I am always surprised by how many green clothes I own-and in so many different shade of green.
But instead, I got 3 different colors--a slightly orangey yellow (a marigold yellow) a light, but not really pastel green, and a middling purple, too—(to me it is heliotrope – not a hyacinth, or a crocus, or pansy purple but a definite heliotrope!)
What will I do with them? OH so many things!
First off, they are almost 200 yards each—and I know, 160 yards skeins will often knit up to perfect length socks for me.. So I have plenty of yardage.
Second—I have a full skein of a darker purple (and some white that could, with a small effort become a pale purple!) and I could easily use the solids together—they do make a lovely spring combo all on there own.
If I do—well 3 skeins of yarn—for 1 pair of socks! I will have lots of left over yarn—and I can…
Trim a self striping pair of socks with a solid cuff,
Use the solid with a self striping yarn to do a fake fair isle band after the cuff,
Use these three together (a lovely spring combo) together as make a set of spiral stripe socks,
I could use a small amount to add some patterning to a pair of socks made (mostly) with some plain but boring color –like oatmeal!
Work up a stripe pattern of my own—black socks with stripes, using these yarns and some of the other solids in my collection.
I love having clear solid colors to trim socks; I like being able to add small details to self striping socks, and solids are great for lace trims, or other details.
What will I do?! Well time will tell!