Do you take your old bag knitting?

Do you take an old bag knitting? Yes, OK, that’s a personal question! I was thinking about all the project bags that were on the table at our last knit and natter/crochet and catch up group. There were canvas bags, hand made quilted bags, bags with wooden handles (traditional style), even a supermarket recycled bag….  I have a selection, and I’m trying to keep my various WIP in separate ones after a recent “disaster” when I pick up the wrong size hook, from the other project in the bag, and crocheted about 15″ of a blanket before I noticed the tension was too tight. (Not a happy bunny!) So, I resolved to keep projects in their own bags, and I have a bit of a collection! I enjoy making bags, in fact the project bags I sell at Gorgeous yarns are all hand made by me, and are usually made from luxury fabrics like silk. I make a variety of styles so whether you like a traditional bag with wooden handles (I still have the one my Gran used, I love it) or a more modern “tote” bag shape there’s something for everyone.

However, what if you would like to make your own project bag…? perhaps you would like to knit/crochet/sew a project bag for yourself. Have a look at these links for some ideas.

Knitted bags. Try here…. and hereknitted-bags











crochet-project-bagsCrocheted bags. Try here….and here



















sewn-quilted-bagSewn and quilted bags. Have a look at ideas here and here….















I hope you are inspired to have a go at creating your own bag, so you can leave your old bag at home next time you go to knitting and crochet group!

Talking of bags, do you know about 3 bags Full?! Its a fun filled, hectic 4 hours on Friday 30th September in Liskeard, Cornwall where local yarnies come together to sell, buy, create, inspire and enjoy all things yarn related. If you are in the west Devon or Cornwall area, its really worth coming along. Gorgeous Yarns will be there, along with many other local producers, including our friend Steph and her gorgeous Perran yarns. Then the following weekend, its Kelly House and the Woolly Weekend. Another chance to buy gorgeous yarns from local producers, spinners, dyers, felters, yarn artists and more.  Bring a large bag with you for all your yarny purchases!

Bye for now,


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