I have been patiently waiting for Three Kitchen Fairies blog-aversary to tell you a little more about Amanda’s Knitting Bag so I would have a reason to link to her awesome giveaway (one of the prizes is a copy of the pattern). The idea for this bag originally came about because of my friend Amanda’s birthday. I wanted to make her something and I had this great stitching of the Octo-bunny from Badbird’s website and had to think of a way to incorporate it.
Obviously my first thought was to put it on a bag front. But I know Amanda has a lot of bags she’s made herself, so I didn’t want it to be just another bag. I wanted it to be functional. She knits and I thought wouldn’t it be great to give her a project bag to carry current projects in?! So that’s how this project came about.
I wanted to make sure there were lots of pockets for all the different needles you might need on a project, because for those of you that knit you know that sometimes you need a few sets of DPNs or circulars and the such. I also wanted there to be a little pocket to hold some small scissors, cable needles and place markers. Bringing that all together got me to this bag. I love it. I’ve made another version myself, but I still need to take some photos, so I’ll add those to Flickr soon.