Someone asked me last week what tools they would need as a knitter. I thought it would be a good time to take a peak into my toolbag, the little pouch of stuff that I carry around with me all the time:
Crochet hook – to pick up dropped stitches
Yarn cutter – in stead of scissors, I have the nifty Clover brand yarn cutter, which is airplane friendly just plain cute!
Stitch markers – of various kinds, sizes, colors. These things end up on metro floors, sofa cushions and a variety of other places, so I buy a new pack every few months. I believe that a student (who shall remain nameless) has a number of my stitch markers right now on her cashmere square…You never can have too many of those things.
Pen – so I can write down the changes that I make to a pattern, to remember for the next time, or to write notes on the pattern for the class that I am teaching. Or just because it is one place that I know I can always find a pen in my house.
Hand cream – I like my L’Occitane hand cream. Stuff works great! Wool sucks the moisture out of your hands.
Darning needles (yarn needles) – of various sizes. I lose these things too…
Stitch holders – for putting a project on hold so that you can steal the needles out of it to start another project that will inevitably end up on a stitch holder as well….because I can’t finish things.
Cable needles – in three sizes. I like the Brittany brand cable needles. They hold the stitches nicely without that annoying bend in the cable needle. They are quick and easy to use.
I think that is all in my little pouch. What else are you carrying around with you?