Project bags - I have about a million of them. I use them for everything - knitting projects (obviously), spinning stuff, stray bits of yarn, printed patterns, works in progress (that I'll get to someday, promise!), extra yarn to go with the project I'm currently working on, projects that are in a time out, or things that just plain need to be frogged. And then there's the non-knitting related uses - there's a small one in the bottom of my purse to corral any odds and ends that somehow make their way into my purse, my son has absconded one to keep his action figures in, and I've even used one as a shoe bag when traveling.


I can use (and have used) just about anything as a project bag. I've used old cosmetic bags, mesh lingerie bags, cotton drawstring bags, heck I've even use a ziploc bag and old shopping bags in the past. Now that I have quite the selection, I save my nicer ones for my knitting related needs. You know the ones - they're soft, it has a drawstring (bonus points if it works well), there aren't any rips, and they're big enough for a WIP. 

My absolute favorite project bags are from JennieGee. I think I have 4 (or maybe 5...who's counting anyway?). They are made out of cotton muslin, so they're super soft. Jennie hand-dyes and screen prints the bags individually. Talk about a labor of love! 

I have at least one small bag (you can see the post about getting it here) and several large bags. I haven't purchased a tote yet, but it's next on my list. The small size is perfect size for a sock, hat or mitten project, while the larger size is great for nearly everything else. I say nearly because it will easily fit shawls, small sweaters, baby items, and more - but definitely not a men's worsted weight sweater or the gigantic blanket I tried to shove in there. You'd be better off with one of JennieGee's canvas totes for something of that size (hence it being next on my list). 

JennieGee has graciously offered to give away a small project bag screen printed with "Keep Calm and Carry Yarn" to one of you (see details below)! And because she's really awesome, she's offering a 15% off coupon for the next month to all Knitwise, Purlwise readers! Use coupon code "WISE1" at checkout.


To enter this giveaway: Check out JennieGee's shop and comment with your favorite color and style! (please leave your email address since that is how I will contact the winner)


Extra Entries:
  • Follow this blog and leave a separate comment saying you did (one extra entry)
  • Like JennieGee on Facebook and leave a separate comment saying you did (one extra entry)
  • Tweet about the giveaway and leave a link to the tweet in a separate comment (one extra entry) - as a note, your tweets must be public for me to see them, and I will check! You can tweet to enter once a day - no one likes spam!
Fine Print:
  • Giveaway starts January 14, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. EST
  • Giveaway ends January 31, 2013  at 11:59 p.m. EST
  • The winner will be chosen using random.org
  • I will contact the winner and they have 48 hours to respond. If they do not, I will use random.org to choose a new winner.
  • Contestants must reside in the United States to win this giveaway.
Full disclosure: I wasn't paid or perked for this - I just wanted to share the (project bag) love!


66 Comments

  1. My favorite is the Raspberry color in either large or small. Thanks!

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  2. I like the Raspberry large knitting tote and the "Tales of 2 Cities" knitting tote.

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  3. I love the Keep Calm small drawstring tote in purple - which it looks like from your picture you own. Or maybe yours is the paler lavender? I like the strong purple best.

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    1. The one pictured above is a lavender color, not the dark purple that she currently has for sale. I love the dark purple!

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  4. I follow your blog in Google Reader via Rss.

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  5. The Tale Of Two Cities bag is so cool! theharts at windstream dot net

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  6. I follow you by RSS Feeds. theharts at windstream dot net

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  7. Liked JennieGee on FB. theharts at windstream dot net

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  8. I LOVE the keep calm and carry yarn bags. I think that is SO clever.

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  9. I already follow this blog through Google reader! Thanks for the giveaway!
    sarabyron@att.net

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  10. And my favorite is the Keep calm bag in raspberry. sarabyron@att.net

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  11. I liked JennieGee on FB. sarabyron@att.net

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  12. Love the Keep calm in gray! jayellesea on Rav

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  13. They are all adorable. I like the green or purple, either size - I always have several projects (small and large) lurking on my needles! :)
    FlyingMonkeyHQ on Rav.

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  14. I love her JennieGreen bag! I love that color too and it is hard to find.

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  15. Keep Calm in Red is my favorite! It matches my daughter's hockey jersey and her practices and games are where I do a lot of mindless knitting - so the bag would be practical as well as showing team spirit! LOL! KimKnitsDaily on Ravelry.

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  16. I liked JenniGee's FB page, and am following your blog now. I'm not a Tweeter...yet!

    KimKnitsDaily on Ravelry

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  17. Hmm,I like the purple in Medium best.

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  18. The raspberry is definatley my favorite - small first, then large in order of "liking"

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  19. By far the raspberry color in the Keep calm project bags is my favorite! The color is just stunning!!! As far as size, can one really have to many of any size???? LOL I'd have to order one of each to begin.....
    Thanks for this awesome giveaway offer!

    dtf1983 on Rav

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  20. The large wedgewood blue project bag is my favorite.

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  21. I tweeted about the giveaway: https://twitter.com/KnittingViolets/status/291185309838884864

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  22. Raspberry and Wedgewood Blue are my favorite colors.
    asteride on Rav

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  23. Wedgewood Blue tote is my fav too!

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  24. I like the small purple project bag.
    patsycoats@bellsouth.net

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  25. I like the lavender project bag! :)
    needlingawayknits@gmail.com

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  26. I'm following your blog, and looking forward to reading your posts!

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  27. all the Purple bags! I lurve Purple! dragonracer3@yahoo.com

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  28. Following your blog and currently backreading your other posts.

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  29. Following your blog via RSS, myYahoo

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  30. Love the 'Keep Calm and Carry Yarn', no true words have ever been said :)

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  31. My favorite is the "Tale of Two Cities" project bag. I also like the raspberry bag.

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  32. Love the dark purple, or the green! Thanks for the giveaway!
    hulagirlt on Rav

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  33. I already follow you!
    brat58 on rav

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  34. I love the Keep Calm one in purple. Pretty color!

    Thanks!
    yhime407 on Ravelry

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  35. I follow you on Google Reader...

    yhime407 on Ravelry

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  36. I like JennieGee on Facebook!

    Thanks!
    yhime407 on Ravelry

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  37. I liked on facebook

    rav: JennaLynn2003

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  38. I'm following your blog :)

    rav: JennaLynn2003

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  39. Hummm.,.....that is a tough one the all look great and super functional. I think I'd have to go with the large Kelly green one. Awesome blot and thanks for the give away. Rebecca6923 on ravelry.

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  40. Love the purple keep calm bag! Fantabulous giveaway! Bryleighlala on rav!

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  41. I love the large Wedgewood blue one. I only have one project bag that can fit a sweater, and sometimes I just need to carry the sweater I'm working on around with me... (hannahr on Ravelry)

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  42. And I followed your blog. Looking forward to reading more about your beautiful knitting projects! (hannahr on Ravelry)

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  43. Love the Keep Calm bags (large in Wedgewood Blue and small in Red)

    (InJuneau on Rav too)

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  44. The Keep Calm bags are amazing! I love the Wedgewood Blue & the Raspberry.

    sweetiememoirs@gmail.com

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  45. I'm following your blog via Google RSS.

    sweetiememoirs@gmail.com

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  46. I liked JennieGee on Facebook.
    Facebook name, Krystal Ladwig.

    sweetiememoirs@gmail.com

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  47. I tweeted about the giveaway.
    You can find it, here.

    sweetiememoirs@gmail.com

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  48. I love the Raspberry in large!

    Bareback20@gmail.com

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  49. Followed.

    Bareback20@gmail.com

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  50. Liked JennieGee on Facebook.

    Bareback20@gmail.com

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  51. i like them all. red tote the most tho.

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  52. I like this one: http://www.etsy.com/listing/117942058/small-knitting-project-bag-keep-calm-and?

    Thanks!
    OregonGrl on Ravelry

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  53. I love the keep calm merchandise and these items are great! I particularly like the steel wool grey in the small size since they are perfect for socks or toys.

    Stacyknitsalot@gmail.com
    Scarletpurls on ravelry

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  54. Liked JennieGee on Facebook.

    Stacyknitsalot@gmail.com
    Scarletpurls on ravelry

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  55. I subscribed to your blog.

    Stacyknitsalot@gmail.com
    Scarletpurls on ravelry

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  56. I tweeted your giveaway.

    https://twitter.com/scarletnite/status/296369797887823872

    Stacyknitsalot@gmail.com
    Scarletpurls on ravelry

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  57. I tweeted:
    https://twitter.com/schwip23/status/296482925803876352

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  58. I added you as a friend and followed you on FB (suzanne shattuck)

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  59. They are all great but I think I like the Steel Wool bag

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  60. lavender - that's my fav color bag & drawstring over the one with the handles

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  61. I just followed her on Facebook too.

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