What’s in My Yarn Bag?

At the end of last year, I really enjoyed sharing different photos and interviews for my “What’s in my yarn bag?” series. I love getting a sneak peek inside of other yarn crafters yarn bags! I will have new interviews starting again next month but I thought I would start the year off by sharing an updated look inside my own yarn bag. You know, while it is relatively clean and gum wrapper free. 😉

When I carry my knitting with me, my yarn bag acts as my purse so I keep standard things like my wallet, keys, and gum tucked inside. Everything else is what I like to have nearby while yarn crafting or dreaming up new ideas. Here is what I usually carry with me:

– My bag – This bag from Jordana Paige is so great! I love all of the pockets and that it looks just like a regular purse.
– Yarn, needles, and hooks – That is the second sleeve from my never-ending sweater project. Maybe one day I will finally wear it…maybe. Haha.
Planner – This is where I keep track of upcoming project due dates, blog posts, and my to-do list.
– iPad – I keep my iPad handy for reading craft magazines and finding inspiration on Pinterest.
– iPhone
– Notebook – This notebook is for sketching designs and writing down ideas.
– Pens – I always lose my pens so I’ve learned that if I want to be able to write something down, I need to keep three or more in my bag at one time just in case.
– Lotion, lip balm, etc.
– Accessories bag – This is where I store my scissors, stitch markers, stitch counter, extra crochet hooks, and other small items.

If only there was a little extra room in this bag for my camera! However, it would probably be way too heavy if I tried to turn this into a yarn/camera bag.

What do you usually keep in your yarn bag? When do you like to carry it?

I hope you have a great last day of January! :)

  1. Emma Wright says:

    This is lovely :) I am doing a series on my blog, looking into people’s wool stash and favourite yarns/tools. It would be great to have you involved if you have the time :) let me know!

  2. Debra says:

    I really like your bag. My project bag has little Japanese squirrels (who inexplicably speak French). I bought it on a day when I was feeling really awful, and while it’s to twee for a purse, it’s too cute to give away, so I use it for my craft bag.

  3. Stel says:

    Oh, you are organised! I’m a bit ashamed to admit that I have a few fabric shopperbags with WIPs in, and a few baskets, and then there are two large picnic baskets hidden underneath a bed…and a plastic set of drawers with the official yarn collection…

  4. This post is fantastic! I just posted about what’s in my knitting bag the other day!
    PS. I am SOOO going to knit a planner cover! It’s essential! X

  5. Nelly says:

    my yarn bag…i love my yarn bag…it’s the gatsby by offhand designs…right now i have all 4 of my current projects, my addi set…and my accessories bag as well…it’s a ginormous knitting bag…i like to carry it everywhere i go (except shopping)…

  6. It is a bit funny to find this post in my inbox today. I’ve just been thinking about writing a “what’s in my notion’s bag” post. It looks like it’s a popular post idea.
    I love your bag by the way. I have a super nice leather one that I found at an estate sale this fall. Some of the seams need to be restitched before I can start using it.
    Thanks for sharing

  7. Audry says:

    I’m still rooting for you to finish that sweater. Although I completely understand a case of Second Sleeve Syndrome. It’s quite close to the more common Second Sock Syndrome.

  8. I seriously need to organise my yarn bag >.< I’ve got all sorts of needles, hooks and scraps for practice, as well as a project I’m working on! It’s a fabric bag my Nan gave me, printed with big green leaves and red flowers – super bright and cheery ^_^

  9. Hi there! I found your blog through Ravelry…your cute tutorial of how to crochet around paper. I love your cute blog, I’m your newest follower :) Happy Thursday to you! xx Holly

  10. i love this so much I hope one day I can be a part of this series although I am not as talented as you or the people you have posted about! i love knitting so much and your bag is lovely everything about you is lovely

  11. Becca says:

    This is great! I need to know your secret – how do you stop getting your yarn and knitting tangled in everything? I always end up with keys and pens stuck in my knitting! :) x

  12. we grochy says:

    i’ve got alweys very big wallet, planner, phone, lip balm and hand cream, few pens, so realy similar to your bag and of course yarn and crochet hook :) but my yarn likes be everywhere in my bag, and when i try find sth in my bag i see olny YARN :) so i sew a small zipper bag and now inside my bag is perfect :)

  13. I have a big black vinyl beach bag with one long pocket across the front. This way I can have lots of projects or all the yarn for one project in one place until its finished. I have a coin purse that has my scissors, yarn needles,and stitch markers in it, and I keep that coin purse in a longer bright pink toiletries case that is just long enough for all my standard crochet hooks and the coin purse. I keep a tape measure and a Susan bates swatch gauge and needle sizer in the pocket. I have a separate fossil bag for a purse and a separate target purse for my work gear. I love bags, but sometimes I wish I didn’t need so much stuff!

  14. That bag is SO CUTE! I really need to find a really cute knitting bag that looks like an ordinary purse. And I’m still obsessed with that iphone case! Thanks so much for sharing :)

    -Jessica (Sew In Love)

  15. eskimo*rose says:

    omg you’ve totally hit upon the best idea ever – camera/yarn bag, I neeeed one of those! … and I see you have one of those unbelievably yummy round cushions from urban outfitters – it is right at the top of my interiors wish list, only I can’t decide on the colour I want as it comes in sooooo many delish shades …

  16. megan says:

    Where is your phone case from ?! I think I just died and went to heaven, because something that beautiful could only exist there. <3 :)

  17. Sarah Dee says:

    Love it! These series are my favorite :)

    x missdottidee.blogspot.com

  18. Erica says:

    A good clean bag is always the best while it lasts! 😉

    I’ve always got the essentials, some bright lipstick, and an easy on-the-go crochet project just in case I can get a few stitches in. I can’t wait to see more of this series when it starts back up again!

  19. Dorothy says:

    The first photo of the Cezanne bag that I saw looked like a beautiful forest green, but it must have been the teal bag. In the video, it looked like it was a dark denim blue. That’s the problem of having to depend on computer photos, but I’m guessing the color is pretty true on your page, as it looks like a dark teal here.
    Do you know if there’s any possibility they will be bringing this bag out in different colors? Perhaps red? or better yet, a true forest green? I love the organizational qualities, but none of the colors are very appealing (to me).

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