Before I flew to England, I packed my newly finished Kveta shawl. I meant to get photos beforehand, but it just didn’t happen. More accurately, I let it ‘not happen’, so that I could have an excuse to pack it and bring it to England. No doubt I’ll get some use out of it, and then I’ll have an excuse to take finished knit photos somewhere that feels … not exotic, but definitely out of our ordinary.
But those photos will be another day. I wanted show you the mini tool organizer that I brought with me. These photos aren’t from England, they are from when we were at the cottage at the beginning of the month. I take my knitting tool organization while traveling pretty seriously, since it’s so frustrating to have forgotten something at home, and it’s not always easy to find replacement wherever you are. Anytime I overnight somewhere else, I bring my knitting and the mini organizer. There are so many different things that we crafters have to help keep our notions and tools organized, I’m very curious to know what you guys use when you are going away for vacation or a weekend. Do you bring absolutely everything, or scale down for just your project? How do you organize tools that you bring with you?
My in-laws’ cottage has this cream coloured broadloom carpet in the bedroom that is brilliant for photo backdrops. If I ever get carpet installed it will be that exact same broadloom. My home has tough-as-nails laminate flooring in a dark mahogany that is nice in real life but lousy for photos.
The little bag of stitch markers fits in there just fine, but then you wouldn’t have seen them hiding in there! The mini organizer coordinates nicely with my project bag, too:
Even the stitch markers match!! Happy accidents. Doesn’t that all look so clean and tidy? If you think that mini organizer is something you could use, you can find them here, although my particular fabric is currently out of stock.
Oh, and of course, nothing within 5 feet of me is ever as clean and pristine as what’s in the photo. Here’s what’s just outside the frame…..
That’s real life, of course! Adorable and messy, all at the same time.