Wednesday, January 7, 2015

My New Knit Sacks

Are these cute or what?!?  My friend, Peg, has a business on Etsy making little project bags for knitters.  Her Etsy site is Peg's Procrastinations.  They're so handy to carry your knit project around.  This photo shows one large and two small sacks and two needle holders.  She also has a spindle sack and an XL sack for big projects like sweaters.

I asked her for an assortment of cute sheep fabric for my sacks, but she has a HUGE assortment of fabrics of all kinds.

I assume that most people who are reading this blog are quilters or knitters or crafters of some sort.  So I think a lot of you might relate to this.  All my life, I have made things for other people.  I remember knitting and sewing for people when I was a child.  Well... when you're one of those people who makes things a lot, other people who "make things" don't tend to make things for you.  There are exceptions, of course, and I treasure the things my friends have made for me.  But I hear people say, "Why would I make her a quilt?  She's a better quilter than I am!".  Or... "Why would I knit for her?  She doesn't need anything knitted- she knits all the time!".  Well, nothing could be farther from the truth.  I have a friend who made me a little pin cushion trash/thread catcher thingie and I LOVE it! I use it all the time.  But what I love most is that she made it for me.  And I have a few pin cushions made by friends that make me smile whenever I look at them.  I never judge the workmanship.  I just look at them and think about the care and time that went into them, and I think about how my friend spend her time making something for me.  It's a big warm fuzzy, I tell you!

So.... could I make these bags?  Probably.  Although Peg's workmanship is beyond compare.  She really has these bags down to a science.  They're beautifully made with high quality materials, fully lined, enclosed seams, and very sturdy construction.  The designs are well thought-out, with pockets and closures in all the right places.  But still... I could make something to fit my needs.  But there's just something about having hand made items that are lovingly crafted by someone else.  It's just a treasure.  I'm sold on these little bags on so many levels.  They are well priced, they're useful, cute, and well made.  But best of all.... PEG MADE THEM!  Check out her Etsy site.  She's a terrific lady and she makes terrific project bags.


Gene Black said...

You are so right. It is rare that someone makes something for me. One of my treasures is a handturned wooden "turner" to push out corners. It was made by a dear young friend who was learning to wood turn with her father.
no one ever sews or quilts for me - or even knits for me (I don't knit, but I do some crochet.)

Judy S. said...

Great post, Sue. Those bags look really nice.