Write about your favourite knitting or crochet (or spinning, etc) tool. It can either be a tool directly involved in your craft (knitting needles or crochet hook) or something that makes your craft more pleasurable – be it a special lamp, or stitch markers. Is it an item that you would recommend to others, and if so for which applications/tasks do you think it is most suited. Conversely, do you have a tool/accessory that you regret buying? Why does it not work for you?
I started writing this blog post this morning, before spouse and I set out for the day to attend a street fair in one of Atlanta’s historic neighborhoods. My intention was to wax rhapsodic about the three sets of Addi Clicks I bought a couple of years ago at Stitches South: Addi Turbo, Addi Lace, and Addi Natura.
But then we left the house and went to the Inman Park Festival. So what you get now about the Addis is this: I love them. I use them every day. And while over on the Addi site to get the links, I discovered there’s a new set of long Addi Lace Clicks with lifelines that will now have to become part of my toolkit.
So why did the object of my adoration suddenly change? See that photo over to the right? Yeah. Because I Found That.
A messenger bag. With a TARDIS. And little pins with caricatures of all eleven Doctor incarnations. *swoon*
Nerd heaven. Made of heavy-duty canvas and industrial-strength webbing and hardware, with a pocket on each end, two pockets under the flap, a zippered pocket on the inside, and more room than should be allowed by law in the main compartment, this is the project bag to end all project bags. Not to mention it will make a great commute bag, with space for a wallet, makeup bag, Kindle, cell phone, lunch bag, water bottle, dress shoes, and book on those days I decide to read on paper instead of on a screen. Or if I’m leaving the reading at home, a portable knitting project, instead.
My mother gave me a commute bag for Christmas, which I really like and have used a lot since she gave it to me, but it’s not quite big enough for all the stuff I carry, so I usually ended up carrying the commute bag AND a handbag AND sometimes my lunch bag, which can be a bit much to juggle on a crowded train. This bag, I believe, will be the sturdy all-in-one bag I didn’t know I wanted.
Should you covet a Doctor Who messenger bag of your own, you can contact Third Half Studios in Atlanta. They don’t have the bags on their website, but I bet they have a couple somewhere. Plus they have all kinds of other nerdy cool stuff too.
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