I’ve posted previously on how I have started using clear plastic zippered bags as a way to store a projects worth of yarn together. I usually try to have a project in mind when I buy yarn. Thus I put the title page of a pattern and the yarn in a bag and it’s ready for when I start the project, even a year later.
Now I’ve moved to also using a clear bag for my accessories. The ones I was using were either too small or poor quality and were starting to tear. These are larger and better quality. I like using clear bags so I can easily see if the item I need is in the bag and where it is.
I have two accessory bags as I use two quilted totes to carry my projects. One of the totes is large enough to carry two or three small projects. The other is good for a single large project like a sweater.
These clear bags are from Amazon and have colorful trim. I still have 3 in pink and purple as backups.
Four of us from my weekly knitting group got up super early, 5 AM, to drive to Columbus for Knit Picks warehouse sale. We had early bird tickets so we got to go in at 8 AM. Thank goodness we did!! The best kits were gone by the time the general public got in at 9 am. We also got a wonderful early bird goodie bag that contained needles that we had planned to buy for $10!!
Turns out the sale is not necessarily a yearly event. It has been several years since the last one. I will be better prepared with planned projects and desired yarn if I go again. I already have too many projects with its yarn in my queue so I didn’t really plan to buy much. But the prices were indeed amazing so I wish I had planned definitely.
Of course we had a nice brunch together before heading back home. I had never done road trips with anyone but my husband before finding this knitting group. Hopefully even as our lives change, we will find time for each other. I certainly would never have made this trip for the sale if it wasn’t for the four of us going together.