One of my favorite pastimes in China was shopping in local markets. The chaotic aisles and aggressive salespeople in the touristy markets got old after a while. The local markets were much calmer. They were still busy but mostly filled with locals who needed basic household items. While haggling was still expected, the starting prices were usually much more reasonable.
As I wandered the aisles, I found these bags that I thought would be perfect for knitting projects. There were all sorts of patterns and color schemes. The size is just right for 4-5 balls of yarn and a small project, like a hat or scarf.
I love the drawstring top and inside zippered catchall pocket.
It’s easy to clean – just wipe with a damp cloth. It has this nifty side pocket for needles or a pattern.
Then I came across these tin pencil boxes. Some had hinged lids…
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