You know, there was a time when I thought carrying around a fully stocked pencil case would be impractical. Now I carry around a makeup bag full of emergency personal supplies (nail clippers, mirror, chapstick, etc.), and another makeup bag full of knitting notions. Why not add a pencil case to the mix too? Or better yet, just get a slightly bigger makeup bag and combine the pencil case supplies and the notions. I frequently have to go searching for a pen, a highlighter, or a calculator when I’m knitting!

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I fully admit to being the type of person that carries around a fully-loaded pencil case. I should also admit that I have graduated from college. Having a pencil case probably doesn’t exactly help my cool factor, but when a friend is desperate for a ruler then I am the person to call. Whether you’re just entering pre-kindergarten or the medical program at a prestigious university, having a well-stocked pencil case is never a bad thing. Here are a few of the essentials that I think every pencil case really needs.

Pens in Every Hue

Because most people reading this probably are not in second-grade, you’ll want pens of every different hue. Make sure to at least have the standard black and blue ink pen to cover for all possibilities. If you’re a teacher, an editor, or someone else who likes their writing to stand out, you’ll probably also want…

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  1. I have a pencil case shaped like a cat that one of my former students in Korea gave me as a birthday present 🙂
    All my crochet hooks, stitch markers, and sewing needles live in there. That is, when they haven’t disappeared into the couch.

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