You would figure that with all the cute Japanese fabrics I have, I would make myself some adorable little notions pouch or bag or whatnot. Well, I took some of that delightful fabric and asked the brilliantly talented Caro to do it instead because she is a total pro. And dude, she rocked it! The wee pouch and wee box bag she made me are fabulous:
I have never been too particular about the design of my knitty notions. As long as they were practical and functional, I was happy. After seeing the contents of Adrian’s knitting bag, I began to rethink this stance. If you sneak a peek inside my bag, most of the stuff in there is pretty utilitarian. I use Altoids tins to carry safety pins, markers, and plain ol’ tape measures. I’ve also got a lot of scraps of yarn and ball bands and old raffle tickets and crap. Ahem.
But you all know, I am a huge fan of Caro’s work. New to me, however, was karatstix. After seeing her adorable gauges in Adrians’s photo, I immediately checked out her shop, which is the same thing everyone else who saw Adrian’s photo must have done because her shop had been picked clean in a matter of hours. After checking out her past sales and seeing some gauges she had made with a teeny herding dog, I placed an order for a set of custom gauges with a wee Malachi herding sheep:
Dude, can I tell you how much I love these gauges and the matching stitch markers? They are so sweet! Karatstix is all sorts of awesome! So now I’m all set – my notions have been infused with some wee cuteness.