How could any owl-loving knitter resist this?
Particularly a Nutmeg Owl?
As part of my knitter-crush, I confess to stalking Ysolda’s blog. It’s neat to have a peep-hole into the life of one of the “cool kids.”
That’s where I found these WIP bags, made by Lou and Emmms (not a typo, that’s how she spells her name).
Here are some of the highlights from my two purchases from their etsy shop (They are also found on folksy in the UK):
Sock Perfect WIP bag
Round-bottom construction, perfect for yarncakes on a CD spindle. (This is my favorite
trick for working 2 ends of the same skein or for working with silk yarns that need to be pulled from the outside.)
Adorably mis-matched buttons, which allow you to feed your yarn between them with nary a catch or snag.
Contrasting lining, so you can actually see what’s inside.
Three interior pockets.
Sweater Perfect WIP bag:
Slightly taller and wider than its sock sister, but without the round bottom.
Contrasting lining – in this case, in
satin, so yarn slips nicely. (Satin is a bit of an exception – since the bags are made individually, this may vary.)
The only thing on my wish list for these bags would be some little strap or handle. I don’t always carry a monster mommy-bag, but I do always have projects in “to-go” bags for those just-in-case random knitting moments, and a small strap would be handy to prevent the dropsies on the way out the door.
Besides the workmanship of these bags, what impressed me was the lickety-split communication from Lou and Emmms. Not trusting computer monitors and harboring antipathy toward anything pink, there were two owl prints I was considering. I messaged them through etsy regarding the IRL color of the prints and they were back to me in three shakes of the proverbial lamb’s tail.
I have left my favorite detail for last: each bag comes with a cunning little matching sachet pocket with a fragrant lavender herbal insert. Just. too. cute.
So much for trying to avoid purchasing any bags. These are both utterly utilitarian and hopelessly adorable.
And if I tell myself often enough, maybe I’ll start believing that they’re going to help me stay organized.
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