June 13, 2013
My Hippo goes everywhere with me. She is made by Clover and is a hard-sided, zipped box that carries my essential knitting tools. There’s nothing I need on a regular basis that won’t fit inside the Hippo. Even my extended family recognizes the Hippo and knows what it is if I ask someone to pass it over.
What I especially love about it is that it’s hard-sided so needles and scissors don’t poke you like those kept in a bag might. Also, the zipper goes nearly all the way around so when the lid is open it stands nicely on the table.
Contents: stitch markers, scissors, row counter, darning needles, needle gauge, wooden wpi gauge, needle tightener and cable extender for my interchangeable needles, size 8 steel crochet hook, size 0 dpn, small cable needle, size G crochet hook, a couple of stitch holders, tape measure, another row counter, needle protectors, and a handful of bread clips. I use the bread clips for winding the tail of the yarn from the cast on so it doesn’t get in my way and so I don’t accidentally knit with it.
The Hippo is the essential kit, but I’m starting to put together more kits to drop in my multiple knitting bags.