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comfybev
Chatty Knitter

USA
256 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2005 :  2:53:59 PM  Show Profile  Visit comfybev's Homepage  Send comfybev a Yahoo! Message Send comfybev a Private Message
I'm looking for recommendations for a knitting bag for my husband. I'm looking for something along the lines of a laptop case or Jansport backpack looking. Something he can take with him but not be embarrassed, yet would still have the bells and whistles of a knitting bag (places for needles, tools, etc. and *ideally* a yarn grommet). Less than $100. Any ideas?

Take care, Bev
OTN: "Go With the Flow" socks, Elizabeth I "Glorianna" lace scarf, KR Gift Exchange gift for MtnKnitter, "Classy Slip Ups"
2005 FO Count: 7
http://bwdiaz.blogs.com/comfybev/

trekcelt
Seriously Hooked

USA
849 Posts

Posted - 09/17/2005 :  3:32:50 PM  Show Profile  Visit trekcelt's Homepage Send trekcelt a Private Message
I was going to suggest a backpack when I saw your post's title. How about one of the ones that has a personal CD player inner pocket? I bought a Nike one last year for the gym that has a pocket at the top plus is has two outer side pockets and an outer center pocket. Very roomy. Of course, he could also knit himself the Monk's Travel Satchel and look like David Carradine.



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Mike
Seriously Hooked

649 Posts

Posted - 09/18/2005 :  07:17:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike's Homepage Send Mike a Private Message
I guess it's my love of stuff less modern, I've alway liked the stuff from Duluth Pack.
http://www.duluthpack.com/index.asp

Mike
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Ruby Plaid
Seriously Hooked

USA
661 Posts

Posted - 09/22/2005 :  12:46:14 PM  Show Profile  Visit Ruby Plaid's Homepage Send Ruby Plaid a Private Message
How 'bout a nice messenger bag? I have a large one that I use sometimes as a knitting bag. It's a plain olive green army messenger bag that I bought at an army/navy store. It's got quite a few extra pockets inside for tools plus a sort of large one that runs along the outside. It's manly as well as roomy! And it was maybe $20 or so.

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BoiseBoy
Warming Up

USA
89 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2005 :  09:05:05 AM  Show Profile  Visit BoiseBoy's Homepage Send BoiseBoy a Private Message
I think the messenger bag is a good idea, but my favorite is a small leather shaving kit.

Of course, he'll have to limit his traveling knitting to socks or scarves, but nobody gives me a second look until I unzip the kit and pull out some mohair scarf or some stripey socks. Another advantage of the shaving kit is the small pockets and nooks for tape measure, markers, scissors and needles. At home I just use a basket next to the chair for sweaters and larger projects.

An additional benefit is that a shaving kit doesn't usually look like a man-purse.

Ed


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anderknit
Permanent Resident

USA
2607 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2005 :  10:03:12 AM  Show Profile Send anderknit a Private Message
Take a look at the customizable messenger bags at

http://www.timbuk2.com/

Various sizes, pockets, colors available. I love them!

"Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.' "
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comfybev
Chatty Knitter

USA
256 Posts

Posted - 10/09/2005 :  6:03:12 PM  Show Profile  Visit comfybev's Homepage  Send comfybev a Yahoo! Message Send comfybev a Private Message
Thanks for everyone's suggestions so far. Ed, your idea is a neat one, he is often jealous of my little bag I can carry on my wrists to knit socks with, so I may follow up on that.

Take care, Bev
http://bwdiaz.blogs.com/comfybev/
OTN: KR Gift Exchange project for Andrea "mtnknitter", Elizabeth I "Dainty Bess" lace scarf, "Go With the Flow" socks, "Classy Slip-Up" socks
2005 FO Count: 7
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ErickaJo
Chatty Knitter

USA
102 Posts

Posted - 10/13/2005 :  10:54:24 PM  Show Profile  Send ErickaJo a Yahoo! Message Send ErickaJo a Private Message
http://www.wilsonsleather.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2048564&cp=2101303.2019569&page=2&doVSearch=no&pageBucket=0&parentPage=family

I have deep love for this bag that I just got last week. It can be a back pack, a hand carry, or you can use the shoulder strap. It has a main compartment that I put my projects in, and a laptop area that is great for patterns and books. Two front pockets for notions, and two side pockets good for whatever else you need to carry.

My bf generally uses his messenger bag/ brief case/ lap top thingie when he wants to go "incogknito", but I like mine better.

ErickaJo
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comfybev
Chatty Knitter

USA
256 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2005 :  07:54:00 AM  Show Profile  Visit comfybev's Homepage  Send comfybev a Yahoo! Message Send comfybev a Private Message
OOOOOOH! Ericka Jo, that is lovely. Very high on my list now. Thanks.

Take care, Bev
http://bwdiaz.blogs.com/comfybev/
OTN: KR Gift Exchange project for Andrea "mtnknitter", Elizabeth I "Dainty Bess" lace scarf, "Go With the Flow" socks, "Classy Slip-Up" socks
2005 FO Count: 7
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ErickaJo
Chatty Knitter

USA
102 Posts

Posted - 10/14/2005 :  11:52:03 PM  Show Profile  Send ErickaJo a Yahoo! Message Send ErickaJo a Private Message
Glad to help!

ErickaJo
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Momma78239
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USA
4859 Posts

Posted - 10/16/2005 :  09:14:17 AM  Show Profile  Visit Momma78239's Homepage  Send Momma78239 a Yahoo! Message Send Momma78239 a Private Message
Check out some of Mike's stuff! He's good! For manliness, the tool kit at the bottom of this page can't be beat!

-WendyM
And all the women that were wise hearted did spin with their hands, and brought that which they had spun, both of blue, and of purple, and of scarlet, and of fine linen. Exodus 35:25
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stweinerdog
New Pal

7 Posts

Posted - 10/18/2005 :  10:14:33 AM  Show Profile  Visit stweinerdog's Homepage Send stweinerdog a Private Message
I was complaining to a friend about how "girly" all the knitting bags were and how I had to carry my knitting around in plastic bags. So for Christmas she got me a set of small tool bags from Home Depot. They're great for small to medium size knitting projects an have pocket in the inside to put accessories (tape measure, scissors, etc.)

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--Alex Levine
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crzyboutyarn
Seriously Hooked

USA
792 Posts

Posted - 11/20/2005 :  1:13:05 PM  Show Profile  Visit crzyboutyarn's Homepage Send crzyboutyarn a Private Message
BEV-Michaels has one, it is orange and it would be perfect and very manly.

~Courtney
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Mike
Seriously Hooked

649 Posts

Posted - 11/21/2005 :  05:53:53 AM  Show Profile  Visit Mike's Homepage Send Mike a Private Message
One of my ideas is to reproduce the mail carriers bag of the 30s and 40s. They are huge, I'm thinking of making them exact reproductions along with a smaller scale one.

http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibits/2b1b2_1_mailbags.html

http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibits/2b1b2_3_mailbags.html

Mike
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kubie
New Pal

USA
1 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2006 :  11:08:32 AM  Show Profile Send kubie a Private Message
I use a Jack Spade messenger bag. It's relatively small, olive green with neon orange liner and it has several pockets and loops for cable needles, obligatory crocet hook etc. It's pretty awesome for $90.
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MMario
Permanent Resident

2211 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2006 :  11:21:03 AM  Show Profile Send MMario a Private Message
I usually use canvas bags, or a felted one I got in a knit exchange - but for Christmas got given a knitting back in the shape of a dragon - Which is just outre enough that I will use it!

MMario - I don't live in the 21st century - but I play a character who does.
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morandia
Chatty Knitter

250 Posts

Posted - 01/31/2006 :  11:50:27 AM  Show Profile  Visit morandia's Homepage Send morandia a Private Message
how about a small duffel bag? I keep my projects in zip loc bags, so it would work well. Plus if anyone bumps up against it, it feels like gym clothes!!!
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KevinG
New Pal

USA
25 Posts

Posted - 03/08/2006 :  06:57:50 AM  Show Profile Send KevinG a Private Message
I posted this originally in the "Ideal Knitting Bag" topic, but it seems appropriate to copy it here.
-Kevin
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"I love my AWP 16" Monster Mouth tool bag (http://www.lowes.com/lowes/lkn?action=productDetail&productId=202473-1492-1LB-103-16-1-B&lpage=none) -- a good size for large projects (like the nearly-completed sweater I'm knitting in the round), and tons of pockets inside and outside (20 total). Very practical and obviously less "froofy" than most bags that are marketed as knitting bags, which is a plus from my perspective.

Thoughts? Opinions?"
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steveknits
New Pal

USA
7 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2006 :  4:10:39 PM  Show Profile Send steveknits a Private Message
I also went to The Home Depot, and bought the biggest honking contractor's bag I could find. I always have several projects going at the same time, and I can bring them ALL along. It's a nice sturdy canvas, (blue and grey), and has tons of pockets both on the inside, and out. Comes with a shoulder strap too. LOVE it!
~~~ Steve
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5needlesmatt
New Pal

USA
33 Posts

Posted - 06/29/2006 :  3:46:26 PM  Show Profile  Visit 5needlesmatt's Homepage Send 5needlesmatt a Private Message
I'm working on making a messenger bag for myself with a pattern I got off knitty. Here it is: knitty.com/ISSUEsummer05/PATTsatchel.html.
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SherrieR
Warming Up

80 Posts

Posted - 09/19/2006 :  05:42:54 AM  Show Profile  Send SherrieR a Yahoo! Message Send SherrieR a Private Message
LL Bean has great leather messenger bag. You should check it out. I'm thinking of buying it myself. Could be for both male and female.
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