Friday, February 27, 2015

on-the-go knitting bag

I mentioned a while back how much I enjoy knitting. I don't produce anything fancy, mostly just super simple socks using the same pattern over and over (which is really strange since I hate repeating the same quilt pattern), but it's fun and relaxing so I keep doing it. 
 
Also, it's a great portable project and I bring my knitting when I take my kids to their activities. So, when I spotted this free tutorial for crochet on the go bag I knew it would be perfect for my knitting too.


I raided my stash and in the name of taming things down decided to use this lovely linen fabric for the exterior and Doe quilting cotton for the lining.


I made a few changes to the original design - I skipped the pocket and I followed this tutorial for making my bag fully lined with no exposed seams as they tend to drive me crazy.


Here's what the bag looks like when in use, please don't pay much attention to how my girl (not too happy about having to be a model) is holding the knitting needles :).

I didn't use any interfacing but I'm thinking one layer of SF101 might be a good way to go next time.

How about you? Do you like to craft on the go? Do tell.

Svetlana

21 comments:

  1. I love that your daughter posed for you ~~ maybe unwillingly. My son used to tell people, "You may recognize my hands and feet from my mom's blog."

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  2. I think this would also be great done with soft and stable so that the sides would stand up on their own.

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  3. Svetlanko, Tva dcera opravdu skvele pozuje. Uplne vidim nasi Rozarku :) Ale taska je opravdu moc fajn, pekne zmeny a vysledek super. Pa a krasny vikend, Jola

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  4. Thank you! I was looking for a pattern for one of these a few months ago! Did you make your handle a little longer?

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  5. Oh my--that linen is fabulous. And I love your choice of lining. In theory, I want to have traveling things to do when I'm on the go--but I constantly never get it right. I seem to always have a critical part missing or I haven't got anything ready to the stage I need it to be--and so I don't take it with me. But I'm determined that I am going to take some time and get some things ready to go--I'm sure I could get much more done that way. I've seen this project with a longer handle as well.

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  6. Hmm, maybe I need to make my mum one of these for her knitting for mother's day, thanks for the idea!

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  7. I do! I am known for bringing crochet or knitting or... to sports practice. I remember kids watvhing me sewing instead of listening to the swim ibstructor ;-)! My kid asked why I didn't watch while practicing I said I would watch the games but practice time is me time, and besides... I can watch and knit at the same time too (if I want to)

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  8. I do! I am known for bringing crochet or knitting or... to sports practice. I remember kids watvhing me sewing instead of listening to the swim ibstructor ;-)! My kid asked why I didn't watch while practicing I said I would watch the games but practice time is me time, and besides... I can watch and knit at the same time too (if I want to)

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  9. I usually pack my knitting along. Love to knit while I wait ; )
    Thanks for the links

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  10. Nice fabrics and bag looks very practical!

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  11. I LOVE this!!! Thank You! and, your MODEL cracks me up! My model is my 11 year old SON! So...You can imagine how that goes:)))) Great bag and Happy KNITTING:)

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  12. You didn't mention the name of that linen fabric so I'm assuming you're not sure of the name? If so, please do tell. Your bag looks great!

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  13. Oh, I'm pinning this post! This is PERFECT for my SIL for Christmas. Thanks much for the fab idea and tutes!

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  14. Sweet little on the go bag! I like the fabrics you paired together.

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  15. This bag is so lovely!! I LOVE it! I actually really enjoy knitting and walking at the same time :) Now if I could only sew ;) xo

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  17. Fantastic bag and have my supplies out ready! The tutorial you refer to with the shorter handle was the one I was going to follow and just elongate the handle myself.....but that has now disappeared along with the instructions that you used....any clues on making it how you did?
    Nora xx

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