What's in it, you ask? Let me tell you!
- Various shapes, types and colors of stitch markers - Some are the locking kind, some are not. It wasn't until recently that I really appreciated having such a variety. If you have several different patterns going in a project, the different colors can help keep it all straight. While the locking stitch markers are great for keeping track of row increases and decreases, or marking a specific spot in your project.
- Various sizes of stitch holders - These are a must for sweaters and mittens. These recently came in handy over the holidays when I was whipping up socks like I was in a sweat shop. I ran out of a color and needed to order more but I had no time to waste and had to keep moving, so I put my socks on a small stitch holder which freed up my needles so I could start another pair in the mean time.
- Scissors - An absolute must.
- Various sizes of darning needles - Thinner needles for thinner yarns and thicker needles for thicker yarns.
- Nail file and nail clippers - There is nothing worse than snagging a nail on one of your projects and not having the right tools to fix it.
- Lotion - Having dry, cracked hands and working with wool sucks.
- Row counter - I have one in my kit and a free app installed on my phone too. I would hate life without one.
- Various sizes of cable needles
- Various sizes of crochet hooks - I'm really not good at crocheting but these things are great if you drop stitches. You can probably find some at a garage sale for cheap.
- A pencil and Sharpie - Sometimes you need to write on a pattern. And I love me a Sharpie.
- Retractable tape measure - It doesn't have to be retractable, but things can get messy quickly if it's not.
- Chapstick - Because I'm addicted. If I don't have some within a 5 foot radius of me at all times, I freak out a little.
Am I missing anything? When it comes to knitting, what can't you live without?