3.26.2011

Tidy mind, tidy stitches. 2KCBWDAY3

How do you keep your yarn wrangling organized? It seems like an easy to answer question at first, but in fact organization exists on many levels. Maybe you are truly not organized at all, in which case I am personally daring you to try and photograph your stash in whatever locations you can find the individual skeins. However, if you are organized, blog about an aspect of that organization process, whether that be a particularly neat and tidy knitting bag, a decorative display of your crochet hooks, your organized stash or your project and stash pages on Ravelry.


Organization is my ultimate WIP.
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Circular needles are tricky for me. I like this round box to store them in better than any other holder I have seen or tried. The problem comes when you try to untangle the needle you want from the rest.

I am lucky to have a "yarn room" - it is a guest bedroom and I have taken over the closet / dresser / under the bed for the yarn, in a rather loose organization by yarn type.
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Sock leftovers in the basket, some cotton in the small box. Yarns I'm thinking about trading and / or want to see frequently to try and figure out what to do with them.

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The closet - bins of wool, superwash wool, an acrylic bin, fancier lace yarns and nicer blends. And a box of cotton. And a box of yarn that needs to be sorted.

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Under the bed - solid sock yarns, nicer cottons.

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Under the bed - variegated sock yarns.

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Odd shot of the space between the couch and my computer desk where my knitting bags with assorted projects in process live - there is baby blanket, a turtle project (somewhat failed - won't be as originally intended, but rather reworked), a blanket for lorelai, my current contract knitting...

I would love to make a corkboard display of some of the fancy stitch markers I own instead of having them hang out in the bottom of my notions bag. And I saw a great idea on Ravelry - a knitter took a snippet of each of the yarn she used in a given year and popped it into a clear globe ornament (there are pictures on Rav here). So simple and yet so clever! I also love what Vivere Nel Colore shared here with the "Spring Board". I have a corkboard sitting in the basement - maybe it's time to bring it upstairs and put it to good use.

4 comments:

Ruth said...

I love the organization. Me, I can't organize anything.

However, your needles look like my needles. Welcome to the needle disorganization club!

Vivianne said...

haha I hope none of it ever falls on you:they will never find your body in all that stash ;-)

CraftyCripple said...

I used to have a glass vase with little teeny bits of yarn wound up when I finished a project. It was on my mantle and looked lovely, but we no longer have a mantle - I need shelves!

Kepanie said...

You are super organized. Totally cool.

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