One of the things I absolutely hate, as a knitter, is to be out on the road and discover that I have left a key knitting accessory behind.
There I am knitting along and I suddenly discover I have no way to measure my progress or no scissors to cut the yarn or no stitch markers to put on as I begin the patterned section etc. I have my yarn, pattern and needles and I can't complete a key step in the process because I've left a key accessory in another project bag or down the side of my knitting chair etc.
Well, no more of that for me. I've come up with a solution and it started when I began to figure out what I wanted in the drawers of my new knitting room storage cabinet.
Behind drawer number one, I have decided to store ALL my accessory pouches. I will keep them stocked and ready to grab and add to a project bag when I'm heading out on the road. It's a simple system -- if there's a pouch in the project bag, I can be assured I have all the accessories I need.
But of course the system will be no good to me if I can't guarantee that each little accessory pouch has all the key tools. So I made a list:
open-end stitch markers
stitch marker rings
hook for picking up dropped stitches
I laid out the contents in the same order times 5 since I have 4 accessory kits for travel and I'll need all the same tools for knitting here at home.
I've got a list of any missing items I need to buy to make sure that each and every pouch has everything I need. AND, if I am careful to check the inventory of each pouch against the master list when I return it to the drawer, I should be able to trust my system!
Anything you think I've missed ? How do you organize your knitting accessories for knitting on the run?