Sunday, March 14, 2010

I Want a Sock Bag...

...and here's a picture of what I want inside.

See the two snap yarn guides? Required! My bag also needs a snap-on, preferably padded carrying strap (as this one does, though you can't see it) for my wrist, purse, or beltloop. I want to be able to carry 2aat magic loop socks in my sock bag. If I could make this myself, I would! Too bad I don't know how to sew. Shoot, I would've cranked this out this weekend. Maybe someday, eventually... I guess the GoKnit pouch at Knit Picks would suffice for now, although I'm not sure if it's big enough for 2aat magic loop, and it doesn't have the 2 snap-on yarn guides inside. There's also the possibility of knitting and lining a sock project bag. I've perused several small bag patterns on Ravelry, including a cute beaded one that could be lined and made larger to accommodate 2aat sock knitting. I've never lined anything before, but I bet one of my knitting buddies who also sews could guide me. Hmm...

Besides the bag shown above (see this etsy link for more pics and details), I've seen some other desirable features to consider for a sock project bag. I've seen a few bags that have separate drawstrings and carrying strap(s), and I've seen some that have a single drawstring that is worn on the wrist (although you can't attach it to a bag or beltloop). I've also seen where the base of the bag has an insert that makes the bag stand upright if sitting on a counter. My head spins with ideas when it comes to sock knitting project bags!

There aren't many sock bags out there for 2aat sock knitting, and I'd love to see more, or at least larger ones that could comfortably hold 2 50-gram skeins. See, now that I've finally been on the sock knitting bandwagon for some time, I'm getting weary of using plastic Ziploc bags. I want a real sock knitting project bag!

In other news... I started a cardigan, Mi Escuelita, for Marie. Surprisingly, I like the acrylic yarn I'm using for it. It's by premier yarns, the Deborah Norville Collection: Serenity Sport Weight, in pink. So far, I'm loving this cardigan. I've omitted the cables on the cardigan back, and I'll be adding slant pockets. This should be a cute playground sweater for her!

Ian's longsleeve Vestee is done -- and is too big for him to wear just yet. I set out to make him an over-sized pullover since he grows out of clothing fast, so I got what I wanted. Ha! Ah well, he'll eventually be able to wear it, right?! The pattern was easy. The only thing I really changed was the collar; instead of making it separate and sewing it on, I picked up stitches around the neckline and did short rows. I also upsized it to a 3T with lots of ease and changed the raglan decrease pattern, too: instead of having 2 stitches between decreases, I made it just 1 stitch. No pics yet, but when I do take them, I think I'll have Marie model it since it fits her better.

5 comments:

NextVanGogh said...

That Marie is a good little model!

As for the sock back... I do sew as does Becky, maybe I can help you out. Bring some ideas on Thursday and we can discuss. I think with as many socks as you do knit, you definitely deserve a sock bag. :)

Jackie F. said...

That would be cool :-D -- I'm sure I'll have a few questions on design feature pros and cons, as well as wanting suggestions on fabrics to consider.

Robin said...

I have some patterns that can be adjusted to look like this and have the features you want- I will try to come on Thurs. for KK

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KateMcDonald said...

That is an awesome sock bag, if I could get two-at-a-time socks down I'd totally need one of those!
--Kate from Knit Knite