My Purrfect Project Bag

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When I started knitting, my go-to project bags were plastic shopping bags. But as the needles in them often destroyed them completely before the project was finished, I needed something else. My knitting buddies introduced me to some fancy project bag makers, but the ones I liked were way above my budget. So I decided to sew one myself.

During my research on suitable patterns, I found this tutorial, which makes a zipper bag (yay, less lost items!) large enough for a large shawl project. In my opinion, its size fits most portable projects, be it to knit night or your next travel. The last and biggest problem was finding some nice fabric. It obviously needed to be black and preferably related to cats. To my surprise, I found exactly what I was looking for at my local fabric store. Both prints are 100% cotton, originally intended for patchworking, reinforced with Vlieseline H640 fusible fleece. I couldn’t be happier with the result!

Saturday Surprise

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When I checked my mailbox this morning, there was a small package from Mirjam in it. I had expected it, as we had discussed swapping some yarn leftovers, recently. But when I opened it, I was completely overwhelmed:

I had expected a package of leftovers, not this! Look at how beautifully the yarn is skeined and labelled! The greeting card is handmade, a stitch holder added and everything was nicely stored in a small project bag alongside a lavender sachet. This totally made my day and I can’t wait to try out the Retrosaria and Onion yarns! Thank you so much!