I had been carrying my sock knitting rolled up in a ball in my jumbled pocketbook. The yarn would get tangled in the jumble, and once and a while a double pointed needle would try to escape.
A friend suggested I make a little bag to contain my sock knitting.
To make a sock sack, I cut two pieces of sturdy fabric. I used some leftover decorating fabric. One piece measured 16 by 11 inches.
The other was 4 and a half inches square. Working with the larger piece of fabric I folded over a half an inch at the top and pressed. I folded over another inch and pressed, then sewed near the bottom edge. This is the pocket for the drawstring.
The smaller piece of fabric is the bottom of the sock sack. Using half inch seams, and with right sides facing, I sewed on the bottom of the sack.
I then sewed up the sides to form a tube, leaving a gap for the drawstring. Maybe I should have sewn the tube first, but it came out okay. I used almost a yard of ribbon for the drawstring! I threaded the ends of the drawstring through the opposite ends of the pocket, crossed them in the back of the pocket before bringing each end out, and tied them together.
Now I can carry this little sack everywhere, and knit whenever I need to wait for a few minutes. I even have my pattern folded inside.