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New Monthly Series – "What’s in My Yarn Bag?" with Elycia!

When I was little and my grandmother came over to visit, I would immediately grab her purse so I could look through all of the different pockets and pouches. It was like I was on some sort of treasure hunt, searching for mints, her pink lipstick, and a purple agenda filled with her pretty cursive handwriting. I guess that’s why I like “What’s in My Bag?” posts today! It’s like getting a small glimpse of someone’s unique personality, all laid out in front of you. That’s why I wanted to start this new, monthly series called “What’s in My Yarn Bag?” featuring fellow yarn-loving bloggers and the different things they like to tote around with their projects. 

Just one look at her blog and you will see why this first yarn bag says “Elycia” all over. Hello cats, cameras, and color! :) 

What do you typically keep in your yarn bag? 
The essentials for my yarn bag depend on what I’m working on but I always try to keep some little mini scissors (we called them “snip-its” in highschool), a yarn needle, a measuring tape if what I am working on needs to be a certain length, and of course all of the needles and patterns I need for the projects I am currently working on.
Are you working on any fun projects at the moment? We want to see! 
Why yes I am! Back at the beginning of the year I decided it would be a good idea to start making a granny square blanket for our king sized bed. It is going to take me forever so it is a background project that I work on when I am not making something else. The other thing I am working on right now is a cat scarf. That’s the white thing that doesn’t look like anything in the photo. It is going to be so cute!
Do you like to carry your yarn bag with you and work on your knit/crochet projects in public?
Yes I do! I don’t like to start projects in public unless I am going somewhere for a long period of time because I don’t like to rush at the beginning and I need to be able to concentrate. If it is something very repetitive that I have already started then I love to bring it with me and sneak in a few stitches whenever I can.

What is your favorite part about yarn crafting? 
I like that yarn crafting is so portable. I love sewing but when you are sewing with a machine you are kind of tied down. I love that you can take yarn crafts on car rides and to family visits and be able to enjoy people’s company while making something. 

Thank you so much for sharing Elycia! I can’t wait to see the progress on your blanket. 

What do you typically carry in your yarn bag? 




  1. Snap says:

    This is going to be a fun series. Nice to meet Elycia.

  2. Inna says:

    What a fun series! I love looking into people’s bags, too. :)
    I don’t have a designated knitting bag … but right now I’m knitting a turquoise cowl for my sister to match my mustard colored one. :)

  3. Emma says:

    What a great Idea, Along with beautiful yarns and my favourite tools I like to keep a hidden stash of sweeties in my knitting bag :)!

    Emma x
    Emmaknitted.blogspot.com

  4. Caleisha says:

    This IS a great idea :) I completely understand the allure of other people’s bags. Are you going to show your yarn bag?

    ~Caleisha
    apt-203.blogspot.com

  5. Wherever I go my purse is always full of yarn.
    You never know what could happen during the day. Just imagine for a second if you would be stuck somewhere for two hours without yarn!

    (nightmare)

  6. I love these types of posts! Do you know where her lovely tote bag is from? x

  7. sparklesness says:

    I love looking into peoples bags.

    I have a notions bag which I can pop into whichever bag I’m currently using.
    My notions bag usually has a small project as well, just in case a knitting opportunity arises.

  8. kate says:

    What an awesome series! I recently bought a little alpaca pouch to keep my crochet hooks in and although it isn’t quite as thrilling as a full our “yarn bag” I’m still stoked about it!

  9. Faith says:

    This might be my favorite series yet!

  10. JellyBones says:

    ooooh super cool new series! I adore meeting new crafty bloggers, although i’ve been following Elycia for a while. :)
    Trish

    http://www.jellybonesblog.blogspot.com

  11. What a cute idea!!! I love Elycia’s blog, so it’s so cool to see what’s in her knitting bag! That bag is adorable and those squares are such a cute color! I remember it taking FOREVER to finish my granny square blanket, and it’s so tiny! Haha, good luck to her in finishing it for a king sized bed! Thanks for sharing this and I can’t wait to see what other knitting bags you feature!

    -Jessica (Sew In Love)

  12. i love this series, can anyone contribute!?

  13. Haley says:

    Ooh im going to start loving this series, im with the girl’s question above, who’s contributing?

  14. SisterlyLove says:

    I am so in love with this series already!

    I have the sweetest knitting bag that my sister made me…in fact you can see it on this project: http://www.ravelry.com/projects/sisterlylove/buddleia
    I currently have LOTS of yarn in it for making Christmas presents as well as accessories that I make for a local boutique. It’s quite full. :) Are you going to tell us what is in yours? Pretty Please?

    Genevieve

  15. OMG! I could tell before I even started reading the post that I was going to LOVE this series!! I absolutely LOVE seeing what people have in their bags. I can’t wait for the next post of this series!

    xo Melissa

    http://www.misocraftyknits.com

  16. Anna says:

    My sister in law gave me the most amazing yarn bag for my birthday. It’s large, made of felt with an applique owl on it. It has lots of pockets and places for notions. It has however become the yarn equivalent of a large handbag – stuffed full of forgotten yarny bits and bobs.

  17. That’s so pretty! Mine is not half so neat… I have a half finished pipe covering project (don’t ask…) and a re-do of my first personal pattern for my little boy (also half finished) as well as random yarns and scissors and yarn ball bands and needles…
    I really need to clean it out a bit!

  18. kolora says:

    Ah – looking forward to more! I love to look into peoples bags -shame I can’t in reality, haha! I have a yarn bag my sister in law made for me and I carry it everywhere I go with my projects! Have a nice day!
    Simone

  19. Lyndsey says:

    This is a lovely idea for a feature! I’m looking forward to finding out more about what people are carrying in their yarn bags!

  20. Casey says:

    This is going to be a fun series! I only bring my yarn bag out with me if I’m taking the kids to a long appointment like the dentist, other than that my kids are too wild for me to sit quietly in public with my yarn :( When I do take it, I’ve got small projects in it

  21. smallhawk says:

    I’m so excited for this new feature. I too love what’s in my bag posts and enjoyed going through my grandmother’s bag when I was little. Somewhat sadly, as we get older it becomes unacceptable to just peak through someone’s bag or purse but I still love it! So, I’m always thrilled to see these types of posts.

  22. tinajo says:

    Lovely post and pics!

  23. Esther says:

    This looks like it will be a great series! Can’t wait to follow along!! xo

  24. I love these kinds of posts! Excited to see whats in the future for this series :)

  25. Torrie says:

    This is such a great spin on the What’s In Your Bag posts – I love it! My bag usually has stitch markers, scissors, yarn needles and whatever I’m working on w/the appropriate hooks & patterns. Can’t wait to see more of people’s yarn bags!

  26. Sarah Dee says:

    My yarn bag usually has the scarf I’m working on. Yarn scraps with crochet hooks, tiny scissors, a tinier bag with embroidery projects and I believe that’s it! I love this series!

    xoxo missdottidee.blogspot.com

  27. Marisa says:

    This looks like it’s going to be a really fun feature. I love seeing everyone’s “essentials” and cute bags!

  28. Allie says:

    Ooh, this is such a cute series! I can’t wait to see what’s in everyone’s yarn bag. Maybe someday I’ll share what’s in my yarn bag on my blog, minus all of the yarn scraps. :)

  29. Audry says:

    Seeing Elycia’s bag makes me want to clean up my bag a bit. Her bag looks so tidy!

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