Oh, the fun I’ve had!! Here are the project bags I’ve been making. I ended up making them different sizes. The black background bag is the largest. I love the fabric I bought at Silk Road Textiles so I wanted to use it all. The pattern calls for a 13″ width but this bag is 18″. I think it will be good for the shawl I plan to make that uses two skeins of yarn. Not big enough for a sweater project but a good shawl bag.
The black and white dogs and cat bag is closer to the pattern although I made it with a 2 1/2″ cutout instead of the patterns 2″ cutout so that the base would be broader – 5″ instead of 4″. This width better fits the mesh yarn bags I have been using. I’m using a sock cozies to hold the yarns in the shawl bags so the balls aren’t as wide. A 4″ base will be fine and allows the bag to be slightly taller.
I didn’t want another “big” shawl bag so I used the second Silk Road Textiles fabric to make two smaller bags. I think they will be perfect for socks. They are only 9″ wide.
Since these projects bags don’t have handles, the plan is to use a quilted tote that I previously was using as a project bag but now I can put two projects into one of my quilted totes. The quilted totes will still be needed as a solo project bag for larger projects such as sweaters.
The project bags were quick and easy to make. The cute fabrics make them fun to use. The balls on the Silk Road Textiles fabrics are balls of yarn so very appropriate for a knitting project. The dogs and cats reflect my love of these pets.
I am getting so much joy from my knitting. Using fun things like pretty needles, soft yarns, colorful stitch markers, and now cute project bags just adds to the joy. When I worked I used to buy colorful pens. The stressful days of work needed a little fun to them. Guess I’m carrying on the desire for moments of joy. Thankfully, in retirement my days are filled with moments of joy.