I hope everyone had a wonderful Christmas and that you've had a chance to catch your breath and catch up on some sleep! We enjoyed a nice Christmas Eve with my family and have just returned from spending the rest of the time with my husband's family. The best parts were getting to visit with everyone and find out all the latest news, eat delicious food and, of course, exchange gifts with those we love!
Being a mostly practical and thrifty person, I've used an old messenger bag (purchased years ago for 50 cents at a church rummage sale) as my main knitting and crochet bag. However, as a knitting designer I have a lot of stuff to haul around and my old bag was pathetically inadequate. My sweet husband knows I love to be organized and so for Christmas he surprised me with a new project bag, Jordana Paige's new Quinn model.
The Deep Purple colorway, pebble grain faux leather, and chic design are nice to look at, but make no mistake, this bag is a real workhorse from the outside in with many outstanding features.
The extra tall top flaps can fold over and be zipped closed for security, but even when I filled the bag to the brim with yarn and projects, the handles still fit over my shoulder. The double zipper opens all the way down the flap sides so the flaps fold over flat, providing a smooth, non-snagging surface for yarn.
I also like the sturdy handles, zippers and hardware, feet to protect the bottom of the bag, outside pockets on both sides of the top flaps,
and two main compartments divided by a third, zippered compartment.
The main compartments include multiple slots and pockets for yarn, needles, hooks, or other tools. Two additional zippered pockets as well as a small, detachable zippered case are useful for stitch markers, cable and tapestry needles. Working yarn can be fed through snap loops to avoid tangles.
Quinn feels sturdy, so I hope it keeps me going for at least another decade or more. Thanks for stopping by today, I hope this review was helpful to you. I also wish all my readers a very happy, healthy and safe New Year 2014!
One last note: For some reason, Blogger has not been allowing me to comment or write in the comments section of my own blog for some time. I will have to look into this soon, but I very much appreciate the time everyone has taken to read my blog and to leave me comments. Thank you!!