In search of the perfect tote? Aren’t we all?
For your consideration, we offer three totes, each with its own distinct personality, all with staggering capacity.
OK that’s an overstatement.
They have excellent capacity. But more than that, we humbly suggest that they have a lot of style.
Up First: The Knitter’s Tote
A field report on my Knitter’s Tote, more than a year into daily use with this thing.
It is great. It looks pretty much like it did when I first started carrying it back in September 2017. It has been on sixteen plane flights. It comes to and from MDK World Headquarters every day, usually stuffed with yarn I’m supposed to take pictures of. It has served as a suitcase for two trips. It has had maybe ten pills that I have daintily removed. The leather handles have softened to a lovely floppiness.
We have had a lot of fun with Julia Hilbrandt’s elemental tote bag. If you are a Knitter’s Tote owner, please share your tote bag’s adventures at the Instagram hashtag #knitterstotedailycarry.
Here are a few of the posts from Knitter’s Toters.
If you’ve had your eye on a Knitter’s Tote, we do have a few in stock at the moment. They come and go as Julia can make them for us. Capacity: approximately ten skeins of worsted weight yarn or one medium housecat. Small terriers could fit but don’t seem to want to do that. Large pooches stand sentinel in a noble way.
Things look great in a Knitter’s Tote.
Our Knitter’s Totes even survived the sternest of tests: Vogue Knitting Live—mine on the left, Kay’s on the right.
A New Tote in Town: The Revolution Tote
The new member of the MDK tote bag family is the Revolution Tote, made one at a time by Ellen Schiller of Hey Blue Handmade in Maine.
Ellen works in cotton cord, mostly. The idea here is simple: what would happen if you stitched one length of cord until it became a tote bag?
Well, in our opinion, it would be really beautiful and sturdy and bring joy whenever we look at it.
I love how it stands up so sturdily.
The Revolution Tote has quickly become my companion beside the old green sofa. It already feels like an integral part of my evening knitting extravaganzas. It echoes the round-and-round of my knitting. It is somehow inspiring to live with a thing that somebody thought up, then actually created.
Thanks to Julia and Ellen for giving us these magnificent totes of luv.
And One More!
A favorite easy gift, our canvas tote made by Baggu continues to provide ample capacity and also a smile. This is a classic shape, with a shoulder strap for arms-free toting.