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KatzKnitter
New Pal

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Posted - 07/30/2011 :  10:02:22 PM  Show Profile Send KatzKnitter a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The bottom must be flat for placing on the floor, there must be a divider, making 2 compartments for 2 projects. An interior pocket holds notions. Another pocket holds pen and paper. The whole things zips up on top.

neraksenrab
Chatty Knitter

USA
118 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2011 :  05:04:46 AM  Show Profile Send neraksenrab a Private Message  Reply with Quote
The Ariat Mini-carry all meets all of your requirements and costs less than $25. It also comes in a bigger size for about $32. I have several. Practical, ruggedly built, and very attractive. On the outside there is a zipper pocket on one side and two roomy pouches with elastic restraints on the other. On the inside there are two compartments. One large snap-open top compartment with inside pouches, pen holders, and key snap (great for your writing requirement). The other main compartment is zippered and inside has another zippered pocket for notions. All pockets and pouches are lined with durable nylon. Here is a link to NextTag comparison -- it looks like some colors are back-ordered til August. http://www.nextag.com/ariat-mini-carry-all/stores-html. Karen
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ikkivan
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
544 Posts

Posted - 07/31/2011 :  07:09:30 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, this sounded too good to be true, as I'm always looking for good knitting bags ... for me personally, though, it IS too good to be true, because I looked it up to order one and saw in the description the big turn-off word for me: Velcro! After one past disaster with yarn and Velcro on a bag, I have vowed never to have that stuff anywhere near my yarn again. Granted, I do have some old bags with Velcro (don't use them now), but I won't knowingly buy a new one with it ever again.

Too bad, because this looks like a great bag otherwise.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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neraksenrab
Chatty Knitter

USA
118 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2011 :  03:44:20 AM  Show Profile Send neraksenrab a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Donna -- If you really liked the bag, the only velcro is a small 1x1 inch piece that keeps the one compartment shut. I think it could easily be replaced by placing a magnetic closure over it, since that's it's only function -- to keep the one compartment closed. Otherwise -- there is no velcro. I tend to use that side for pen, paper, etc. and the other side for knitted items so I haven't had any issues, but I agree that yarn and velcro are not good together :-). Karen
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ikkivan
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
544 Posts

Posted - 08/01/2011 :  09:42:35 AM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Hmmm, well, I may have to rethink that, because I sure do like the looks and size of that bag! And it obviously is very popular, because on many of the sites that carry it, lots of the colors are sold out or on back order. To repeat, I really, really do like the look.

Thanks for more detail!

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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kemer
Warming Up

72 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2012 :  2:35:26 PM  Show Profile Send kemer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7569/knittingbag.jpg I have this pattern , I just need the time now to sit and sew it up. My ideal knitting bag needs to come in three sizes Small Medium and Large .Sock/ dishcloth/mitten etc size and one size for child's sweater size projects and one for a project like an Einstein Coat knitted with Super Chunky yarn size XXL , so it could all fit in with out hanging out the top. Each bag should have a flat bottom , no zippers or velcro for yarn to snag on. Room for my yarn holder container and space to hold one maybe two knitting books. Deep and wide pockets for knitting tools and pockets for extra needles and note pads . Long shoulder straps too. And here is my wish to find one with a skull with a ball of yarn for the brain and two knitting needles crossing below the skull and K2,P1 over the top of the skull on both sides of my knitting needle bag !!! Hey , I can wish

These are my yarn holders that I make. So my bag would have to be big enough to fit my yarn holder too.
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1841/1000438g.jpg

Kemer,

Keep Christ In Christmas

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14548372@N02
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Panhandle Jane
Seriously Hooked

USA
607 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2012 :  5:12:19 PM  Show Profile Send Panhandle Jane a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Kemer,

I'm looking at your yarn holders. What kind of protective eyelet do you have on your lid holes, and where did you buy them? My DH keeps saving those Folger's containers, and now I have another use for them!

Blog--http:\\www.panhandleknitandsew.blogspot.com
Ravelry--panhandlejane

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kemer
Warming Up

72 Posts

Posted - 04/01/2012 :  5:42:03 PM  Show Profile Send kemer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Jane, DH gets them at the local hardware store. Their rubber grommets they are usually used for passing a wire through a piece of metal it forms a protective edge around the edge of the hole . Their about 34-45 cents each. He uses a hole punch to make the hole in the lid first then squeezes the rubber grommet in place. I have them in all sizes for my yarns.

Kemer,

Keep Christ In Christmas

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14548372@N02
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ikkivan
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
544 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2012 :  3:58:49 PM  Show Profile  Visit ikkivan's Homepage Send ikkivan a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Wow, I'm sending DH to hardware store for rubber grommets! What a great idea ... thank you so much.

For just storing stash, I have found the shopping bags from Tractor Supply, at $1.59 (what I paid, anyway) apiece, to be really great. They are quite large, with a flat bottom and straps that go all the way around the bag and across the bottom and back up again to make the handles, so quite durable.

Donna, with intentions always bigger than her available time. (OkieDokieKnitter on Ravelry)
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mrssuem
Gabber Extraordinaire

USA
457 Posts

Posted - 04/02/2012 :  4:34:26 PM  Show Profile Send mrssuem a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kemer

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7569/knittingbag.jpg I have this pattern , I just need the time now to sit and sew it up. My ideal knitting bag needs to come in three sizes Small Medium and Large .Sock/ dishcloth/mitten etc size and one size for child's sweater size projects and one for a project like an Einstein Coat knitted with Super Chunky yarn size XXL , so it could all fit in with out hanging out the top. Each bag should have a flat bottom , no zippers or velcro for yarn to snag on. Room for my yarn holder container and space to hold one maybe two knitting books. Deep and wide pockets for knitting tools and pockets for extra needles and note pads . Long shoulder straps too. And here is my wish to find one with a skull with a ball of yarn for the brain and two knitting needles crossing below the skull and K2,P1 over the top of the skull on both sides of my knitting needle bag !!! Hey , I can wish

These are my yarn holders that I make. So my bag would have to be big enough to fit my yarn holder too.
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1841/1000438g.jpg

Kemer,

Keep Christ In Christmas

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14548372@N02


I made this bag a few years ago. Found it to be very 'floppy'. Have since figured out that I should have put some plastic embroidery pieces in the sides to hold it up. Don't think the directions tell you to do it. Also I find it to be quite large and cumbersome. Take a good look at the pattern before you sew it and maybe you can make some adjustments to it.

Sue
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kemer
Warming Up

72 Posts

Posted - 04/03/2012 :  8:24:29 PM  Show Profile Send kemer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mrssuem

quote:
Originally posted by kemer

http://img42.imageshack.us/img42/7569/knittingbag.jpg I have this pattern , I just need the time now to sit and sew it up. My ideal knitting bag needs to come in three sizes Small Medium and Large .Sock/ dishcloth/mitten etc size and one size for child's sweater size projects and one for a project like an Einstein Coat knitted with Super Chunky yarn size XXL , so it could all fit in with out hanging out the top. Each bag should have a flat bottom , no zippers or velcro for yarn to snag on. Room for my yarn holder container and space to hold one maybe two knitting books. Deep and wide pockets for knitting tools and pockets for extra needles and note pads . Long shoulder straps too. And here is my wish to find one with a skull with a ball of yarn for the brain and two knitting needles crossing below the skull and K2,P1 over the top of the skull on both sides of my knitting needle bag !!! Hey , I can wish

These are my yarn holders that I make. So my bag would have to be big enough to fit my yarn holder too.
http://img11.imageshack.us/img11/1841/1000438g.jpg

Kemer,

Keep Christ In Christmas

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14548372@N02


I made this bag a few years ago. Found it to be very 'floppy'. Have since figured out that I should have put some plastic embroidery pieces in the sides to hold it up. Don't think the directions tell you to do it. Also I find it to be quite large and cumbersome. Take a good look at the pattern before you sew it and maybe you can make some adjustments to it.

Sue

Thanks for the info Sue. The last tote bag I made I used Batting and then quilted it on the sewing machine , it made it nice and sturdy so I am planning to do the same thing with this pattern. I'm really glad to hear that it will be a large knitting bag, that's what I'm looking for.

Kemer,

Keep Christ In Christmas

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14548372@N02
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Luann
Permanent Resident

USA
2673 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2012 :  1:26:20 PM  Show Profile  Visit Luann's Homepage Send Luann a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I agree that velcro has no place in a knitting bag! I recently bought some little bags at IKEA to use for project bags, knowing that I would be removing the velcro the minute I got them home.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90214006/#/70214007

The top opening is wired so it stays open, like an old-fashioned doctor's bag. Great for small/medium projects, right now I have two balls of Kauni in one of them. After the velcro-ectomy, of course.

Kemer, let us know when you find that skull bag!

Luann

Knit and let knit!
http://www.luannocracy.blogspot.com
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kemer
Warming Up

72 Posts

Posted - 04/04/2012 :  9:26:51 PM  Show Profile Send kemer a Private Message  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Luann

I agree that velcro has no place in a knitting bag! I recently bought some little bags at IKEA to use for project bags, knowing that I would be removing the velcro the minute I got them home.

http://www.ikea.com/us/en/catalog/products/90214006/#/70214007

The top opening is wired so it stays open, like an old-fashioned doctor's bag. Great for small/medium projects, right now I have two balls of Kauni in one of them. After the velcro-ectomy, of course.

Kemer, let us know when you find that skull bag!

Luann

Knit and let knit!
http://www.luannocracy.blogspot.com


http://img35.imageshack.us/img35/317/knittingskullblacktshir.jpg I've tried to find this on a knitting bag , but with no luck.

Kemer,

Keep Christ In Christmas

http://www.flickr.com/photos/14548372@N02
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sparrow
New Pal

1 Posts

Posted - 04/08/2012 :  7:35:35 PM  Show Profile Send sparrow a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Yes, velcro is yarn-hungry, but you can tame it if you feed it. Take a few inches of sacrificial black yarn and draw it through the teeth if the velcro until it will hold no more. Neaten the edges a bit, and the ravening beast is tamed.

Sue
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