I have been using a pottery yarn bowl for my knitting. I have decide to use a portable knitting bag for socks alone. It is made really nice, I love the fact that the top sort of goes in so yarn does not fall out, or other items easily. Also, the outside pocket is large enough to hold a tape measure, stitch markers etc. I love the fact, if I want to knit in another room that I can just grab this and go with no problems.
Great size and shape for a project like socks! I can fit two balls of yarn in one case, plus the SIP. I have three that I use regularly because they are so well conceived and pretty. My only regret is that they do not thrive when a bit of cappuccino foam hits the fabric. My fault, not the maker's.