Thursday, April 07, 2011

2nd Annual Knit & Crochet blog week {DAY 3}

Day Three: 30th March. Tidy mind, tidy stitches. 

How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? It seems like an easy to answer question at first, but in fact organisation exists on many levels. Maybe you are truly not organised 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 organised, blog about an aspect of that organisation process, whether that be a particularly neat and tidy knitting bag, a decorative display of your crochet hooks, your organised stash or your project and stash pages on Ravelry. 

Tips: Many people use their blogs partly as an organisational tool – logging and cataloguing projects and newly attained skills, projects and modifications. Did you bare this in mind when you began blogging?

I don't have much of a "stash" really, I've got leftovers.  I tend to buy yarn only on a need be basis but I do have some.  All of which are in my living room in a little canvas and wood storage bin.  I got the bin for 2 dollars or something and thought it would be a great thing to keep yarn in. So far it's proved right

I keep my knitting needles, and some pattern books in a needle binder that I got as a Christmas gift from my mom.  What a great Christmas gift! Thanks mom! :)
All my knitting needles sorted according to size (smallest to biggest) plus a few buttons that have yet to make it on a sweater!
(I just quickly took photos tonight with my IPhone so they are VERY bad quality.  I'm sorry!)
My circular knitting needles - you can also see my books stuffed in the back.  There are a few pattern books in this binder as well.

I also have a different binder with page protectors to keep all my printed patterns, handouts, etc. and my yarn information
My binder with magazines and pattern handouts in page protectors

It's all kept under my coffee end table beside the couch where I do most of my knitting.  Hidden but still accessible!

I then use revelry for my project organization, and a few IPhone apps for keeping track of rows, stitches and a few projects! :)

If you'd like to add me to Revelry you'll find me under kshiell! :) 

1 comment:

  1. I was supposed to take some pics of my stash but still I haven't done that and I'm also supposed to organize my needles in my binder and put all my looseleaf paper into page protectors too...Oh my, when will it ever get done. I certainly can't say it's because i'm too busy!