Disclosure: Vinyl was provided for this post by ProWorld. All opinions expressed within are my own and have not been influenced in any way.
Over Thanksgiving my mother-in-law taught me to knit. I had been watching her knit for her last few visits, and had asked her to teach me – it looked relaxing and would be a great hobby to enjoy while watching movies or taking long car rides.
One thing I noticed was that my MIL always carries her yarn in a shopping bag. Since she has a birthday coming up, I thought I could make her a tote to stash her yarn, needles, and patterns.
DIY Knitting Bag
I wanted to add a cute saying to the bag, but so many knitting sayings are entirely inappropriate for my MIL (lots of balls references) or they are violent (suggesting knitting as a way to not go off the deep end). Others refer to genres of music that I am pretty sure she is not interested in. So, the survivalist in me chose this design from the Silhouette Design store.
When I first learned to knit, I realized that THIS was the contribution that I could bring if stranded on a deserted island. Since I can’t cook, am afraid of practically everything, and know nothing about camping, my husband always joked that if he were ever stranded on an island, he would not want me to be there. Instead, having his best bud, Kevin, there would be his only chance at survival.
AH! But this is no longer true! I can knit! Yes, I could knit him grass shirts and straw caps. I could knit blankets and socks and skirts (pants seem a little complicated). Oh, the things I could knit. My knitting creations would probably be enough to score some kind of sustainability contract with a fashion brand – that is – if he ever got us off that island.
I used some white, Siser strip flock heat transfer vinyl (HTV) from ProWorld to adorn a cute little bag I found at Hobby Lobby.
Then, I added her monogram in gold glitter heat transfer vinyl along the top of the bag.
I fit about 12 balls of yarn in the bag, and there is room for plenty of needles. Now all she needs to do is teach me to knit as fast as she can, so I can die warm, too.
Heat Press Giveaway
In honoring my new knitting skills and my MIL’s birthday, I am working with 8 other bloggers to give away a Trans Pro Mini Heat Press valued at $199 for the holidays! I tell you all frequently that my heat press is on my life-long love list, and I want you to be able to experience how this machine will take your Silhouette creations to the next level.
Giveaway Terms and Conditions: ProWorld is fully sponsoring this giveaway and Daze and Knights has no role in facilitating this giveaway. ProWorld will randomly determine a winner and contact them on 12/12 via the social channel that they won from. The winner will have 24 hours to claim their prize. At that time Pro World will mail the heat press to the winner so that they can start crafting! In order to win the heat press you must be 18 years or older and live within the United States. This giveaway is in no way sponsored by Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or Daze and Knights.