Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Organization 2KCBWDAY3

This post is the day 3 post for the 2nd annual Knitting and Crochet Blog Week. The topic is yarn organization. I didn't have enough energy and/or material to write anything about the first two topics, but I figured I could muster up some photos for this topic. I'm not that organized myself, but I admit that it's fun getting a glimpse at how everyone else does it.

First off, the biggest space hog is the yarn itself. Compared to other yarn enthusiasts, my stash is relatively small. We updated all our bedroom furniture a couple of years ago, so I kept this one chest of drawers and moved it into my office-room for stash storage. There's quite a bit of available space because the drawers aren't that full. I use the wide bottom drawer and one of the middle small drawers for various supplies like buttons, tape mesaures, and such.

My long straight needles just sit in a tall vase, and I use a binder with these zippered envelopes for circular needles.

These cases contain miscellaneous things like stitch markers, cable holders, a set of crochet hooks, etc.

Here are 3 of my favorite project bags. I knitted and felted the two on the left, and the floral one is a Kate Spade bag that I picked up at a thrift shop for the amazing price of 10 bucks.

A lot of times, I can just carry along what I'm knitting in my purse. In that case, I put it into one of the many cloth shoe bags that come with shoes. I never use them to store uses, but I find them useful just as little bags.

1 comment:

yoel said...

I like the vase of needles, very pretty! I also like the idea of using shoe bags as project bags...if only I had expensive shoes that came in bags!