Knitting Project Bag

It was recently Patti’s birthday – and Patti is a knitter as well as a stitcher! You can check out some of her wonderful finishes in her blog – Stitching in Lobster Land.  I wanted to make her something that she could use for her knitting – and so I sat myself down and thought about what I would want in a knitting bag. Hmmmm…… pockets for patterns, needles, scissors, circulars, a pencil…… and a good deep bag that could hold a fairly good size project and that could be put over one’s shoulder. Here is the result of all that thinking:

And this is the lining, before I sewed it in:

Given that the group is primarily a stitching group, I thought an ornament would complement the bag nicely, and I found this one in Treasures in Needlework from Summer,  1992. I stitched her over one using Silk’n’Colors Rusty Amber:
Can you tell that she is knitting socks?? Patti is a wonderful sock knitter 🙂

Now I need to get busy and sew a project tote for myself – the bag I am using seems woefully inadequate after making this one!