I received the prettiest cosmetic bag as a gift (medium pouch/Mumbai Buff). And since knitters see knitterly implications in everything--I saw this might make a good notions bag.
Over the years I've used different bags and tins and nothing seemed quite right. Too small, too big, too flimsy, too bulky. I've never had one notions bag that I could grab and go and be assured that I was prepared for every knitting scenario.
I've now been using this bag for about six weeks and it's perfect!
My necessary notions: Starting from the bottom center: stitch markers, stitch holders, cheat sheet for M1L and M1R (I never remember!), hand lotion, small scissors (These were my Mom's.), a bag with rubber bands, paper clips and small coil-less pins, cable needles, nail file, pen, stitch counter, tape measure, crochet hook, post-its and Chibi darning needles.
And here's all the stuff inside. Neat and tidy!
Do you carry a notions bag? What works for you and what are your necessary notions?