December, 2018: Namaste, available exclusively at Jimmy Beans Wool, made Knitty.com's 'Cool Stuff' list in their Winter 2018 Issue!
"Knitter's train case
12"W x 6.5"H x 6"D
available in Dark Grey, Blush, Cranberry, Teal and Eggplant (shown top)
Buy now at Jimmy Beans
We at Knitty were huge fans of the Namaste brand, and really sad when they closed a few years ago. So imagine my glee (no exaggeration) when I spotted a brand-new Namaste design on the Jimmy Beans website. YES, NAMASTE IS BACK! Here's what the JBW says about that: "Namaste Brand and its manufacturers are all family owned and operated. Mindfully designed in Nevada and consciously produced in China, Namaste is part of the Jimmy Beans family." Okay! So how is the bag?
Holy bongos, people. This is a game changer. I've never seen anything in this size and configuration for knitters, and to find it in trademark Namaste quality vegan materials (feels like leather, but isn't) and in brand-new colors...super exciting! I got the dark grey to review, and I love the thing.
The bag is substantial, solid and not the least bit dinky. It's a great size for holding knitting projects from socks to sweater parts, to those cool sampling looms everyone's using, to spindling...it's a super-handy size. Also, it fits under an airline seat. And it comes with a tiny reinforced portal that allows you to feed your yarn out of the case, secure the lid with the magnetic clasp, and not worry that the ball or cake will roll off down the aisle and trip a flight attendant.
The top of the lid has a hidden metal plate inside, so magnets stick to it (and it comes with magnets, too!). Stick your pattern there! Or a dry cleaning receipt. Or a business card! It comes with a snap-closed shimmery silver mesh pouch that will hold notions or yarn, and a cute little notebook.
This bag is so fully featured that Jimmy Beans made a video that shows off all its features and gives you a great idea of the size, and really you should see it. And then you're probably gonna buy one, because it's really that good.
Read more here!