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Saturday, June 8, 2013

The Companion Bag: Your New Best Friend

Hello, lovelies! Today I am very excited to introduce you to a new product here at Storied Yarns Central: the Companion bag! Yay (insert Muppet-esqe flail here)!!!!!

This one is made using TARDIS print fabric but I'll be making this same bag in a variety of awesome, nerd-tastic prints!
When I decided to start making project bags on a regular basis, I decided that I wanted to make bigger (on the inside? ha!) bags than most of the ones I own. This bag is large enough to hold a few different skeins of yarn at once or to hold a single-skein project with plenty of room to spare for things like an e-reader, a printed pattern or book, pens, notions, etc.
The Companion bag features double-sewn seams for extra sturdiness as well as interfacing to help the bag stand on its own. It won't let you down with a lot of sagging and slumping while you're trying to knit, that's for sure! It has a wristlet handle, zipper closure and a zipper pull for easy opening and closing.

Inside the bag you will find two snap-open (and closed) yarn guides; this is great for knitting two-at-a-time socks or alternating skeins while you work without tangles. When I knit my socks 2-at-a-time with these bags, I simply turn the bag when I turn my work and it keeps those strands in line.

Here you can see the yarn guides "in action" with two separate yarn cakes. (By the way, that's 8oz of worsted weight yarn in there with plenty of extra room!)

 Here's a shot of the bag holding one of my sweater lots - this is over 1300 yards of DK weight yarn!

Here's a front view so you can see how easily it holds that much yarn:

This is obviously just one of my bags, but I make them all using the same Secret Formula so any Companion bag you buy will have all these awesome features.
Here are the details:
- Dimensions: The Companion is approximately 13 in. wide, 9 in. high, 9 in. across at the base and 4 in. deep (that's approx. 33 cm wide, 24 cm high, 24 cm across at the base and 10.5 cm deep).
- Materials: I use high quality cotton fabrics for the inner and outer portions of the bags. The shell is also lined with heavy interfacing and the bag features a zipper closure. You can machine wash these bags on a cold cycle and tumble dry low if needed, or simply spot clean here and there.
- The bags will all be somewhat limited edition; due to the time consuming nature of creating them, I will not be taking custom orders. I also will not be likely to repeat my fabric choices very often (if at all), so once a particular print sells out then it may never come back. If you see a bag and you want it for your new Companion, you'd better grab it up quickly.
- Each Companion bag sells for $30.
I hope you enjoy my new bags, and that they bring an element of Nerdy Awesomeness to your next WIP! You can find the Companion bags at Storied Yarns and Storied Yarns on Etsy. If you want to see sneak previews of the bags as I create them, follow me on Instagram or Twitter.

She's Baaa-aaack!

I'm back! After a brief experiment posting blogs at another site, I'm back to good ol' Blogger. I hope you didn't miss me too badly! I'm about to re-post a few things from the other site to this one, just to keep everything where it belongs, and then I'll be back to regularly scheduled blogging very soon.

Thanks, everyone!