My youngest sister just had twins, so I am planning a visit down for a bit. I decided I really needed a functional project bag to take along with me as combined I'll be spending roughly 20 hours in airports and on planes and countless hours as a passenger in a car over the next month.
I've had absolutely zero desire to sew but I had a small bit of inspiration strike and I went with it. The bag is far from perfect in aesthetics but it will suit the purpose I need it to perfectly. I apologize for the craptacular photos but lighting stinks at 3 am lol!
From straight on it looks like a pretty normal bag I think
The straps fold down on both sides to reveal bits that look like this (the other side is slightly different but not enough to bore you with the details)
For the crocheter in me, this side features pockets to suit all my hooks and another pocket behind that that has room to fit a book or a magazine and a notepad.
The opposite side is for the knitter in me, with plenty of space for all my DPN's and a small clear ruler for checking gauge on the go. There is another pocket behind the flapped section that you can't see in the photo here but it's roomy enough for a small project or as space for more magazines and/or books
To keep everything secure on the go there are two clasps on the ends
and inside it opens up to reveal 4 zippered yarn compartments with large eyelets to keep everything nice and tidy, along the bag bottom there are two zippered compartments for holding all the little tools that you always need (see the detail shot of that pocket below) and the other pocket I made just the right size to hold my wallet and a little cash so that I can ditch carrying a purse while going through airports
and the detail shot
whew! that was a lot to get out. I'll be thrilled to try it out as I travel this time and see if it works 'in the real' as well as I decided it would in my head!
Comments are always appreciated!
Edit: I actually travel quite a bit and if you ever have concern about what you can and cannot travel with be sure to check out http://www.tsa.gov
website they have all the most recent and up to date info for travellers and not to worry knitting & crochet hooks are ok once again.
I also want to apologize, I didn't realize that 'no desire to sew' could be misconstrued as not a seamstress the past 8 months or so everything I"ve sewn has turned to crap so I have done very very little of it but I've been sewing most my life