Project bags come in a huge variety of types. Some people collect them just like yarn - I'm not one of them but I do love a good bag and I like different kinds for different uses. For example, I knit my socks in tandem. I like 2 different drawstring bags that coordinate but are different so I can tell them apart.
You know what we are going to explore, right? Project bags! I also share a delicious cookie recipe just in time for the holidays that you won't want to miss out on. As always, thanks for supporting FiberCrafty and our shops!
No more trying to remember what is in your bag! These small drawstring bags have a clear vinyl panel so you can see exactly what project is inside! Square bottom helps it to sit open so you can work out of it and it has a coordinating lining. 8" x 8" x 8". Other fabrics available. $27
Are you a weaver? This loom bag is perfect for taking it with you! Easily holds up to a 15" rigid heddle loom, up to 5 additional heddles, and 6 extra shuttles or pick-up sticks. Zippered top, roomy back packet, fully lined and double padded. $85
These multi-zippered bags are perfect for all your tools and notions. When closed, it's a tidy little roll. When open there are 3 zippered pockets, 3 open pockets and a front tray to collect stitch markers and other tools. Measures 9"W x 4.5"H and 12" when opened. $20
Sweet little pouch is perfect for your DPNs, hooks, or small circulars. Fold over flap stays in place with colorful snaps and the fabric has woodland creatures. The front panel is clear vinyl so you can see what is inside. Measures 6.5" tall and 2.5" wide. $8.50
Really fun, reusable tote bags made from feed bags! This version is black and white but there is a color version as well. Bag sizes vary slightly but rough estimate is 15.5" wide and 12.5" tall. $11
A yarn kitty is a great way to keep your yarn organized and tangle free! You can open and close the flaps with snaps, allowing you to remove your yarn if needed, unlike bags with grommets. Bag is approximately 6" tall with a 5" diameter and will hold a 4 oz cake of DK, worsted or sock yarn. Beautiful Kaffe Fassett fabric! $15
Project bag that shows your respect for swatching. (you know who you are.) Swatch Lite is a medium tote that measures 8" x 4.5" and stands 7.5" tall. Fully lined with a wrist strap. $23
This week I made it to an orthopedist and I have a bad case of tennis elbow (tendonitis). But off course I haven't been playing tennis... I got a cortisone shot, a brace to wear and some exercises. I have been knitting a little but I'm trying not to over do it. Apparently that's how I got in this mess! In the mean time I have been planning my next projects... as one does!
Just for fun
'Tis the season... Soon cookie parties will be popping up or maybe you just want to make a small gift of cookies. Let me share one of my ALL TIME favorites. These are easy, have just a few ingredients and are delicious - one of my favorite flavors - almond! Originally published in the Boston Globe from a restaurant in Cambridge that has since closed. I have been making these at least 20 years because they are so good.
Anago's Almond Macaroons 1 (7 to 8 ounce) package almond paste 3/4 c. plus 2 T. granulated sugar 2 large egg whites
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Break up the almond paste in a mixing bowl; add the sugar and beat until the mixture is evenly blended. Add the egg whites and beat until well blended. (Pam's note - use a mixer! It is too hard to break up the paste by hand.)
Drop batter by rounded teaspoons 1 1/2 inches apart onto a parchment-lined cookie sheet. (Pam's note - Don't skip the parchment. I often drop by rounded 1/4 teaspoon and they make dainty cookies. Cook a little less.)
Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes or until golden. Lay a damp cloth on a counter. Remove cookie sheet from oven and transfer parchment with cookies onto cloth. Cool and remove macaroons.
Makes about 2 1/2 dozen macaroons.