Day Three: 30th March. Tidy mind, tidy stitches.
How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? It seems like an easyÂ to answer question at first, but in fact organisation exists on manyÂ levels. Maybe you are truly not organised at all, in which case I amÂ personally daring you to try and photograph your stash in whateverÂ locations you can find the individual skeins. However, if you areÂ organised, blog about an aspect of that organisation process, whetherÂ that be a particularly neat and tidy knitting bag, a decorative displayÂ of your crochet hooks, your organised stash or your project and stashÂ pages on Ravelry.
How do I keep my yarn organised? With great difficulty!
Really, what’s to say? I have some stacking boxes, none of which match or stack together properly. I have sock yarns in one, laceweight in another, and heavier yarns in a third. There is more yarn in boxes for weaving and felting and handspun has a box of its own.
I’m trying to get the stash under control — use it up, then buy no more and knit only handspun thereafter (I have a fleece problem to get under control.) I am not sure that life is long enough to achieve this. I must write a yarn will.
I’m better with needles: I recently blogged about my new interchangeable needle storage system and in that post there was small glimpse of how I store my straight needles — I use whisky tubes!
As of last weekend, the fixed circulars are in a very posh ( strong and rigid, with a magnetic clasp) chocolate box. If I could just sort out my DPNs, then I would be a happy (and organised) crafter.
DPNs are currently jumbled together in one of those posh soap boxes – you know, the long ones that hold three or four tablets of smelly soap? It stinks to high heaven and all my bamboo DPNs are now impregnated with the smell. I spend half my knitting time sneezing my head off.
Yes, this is what I really need to sort out!
Please leave suggestions in the comments… low cost ones. A needle roll would be lovely, but I’m not spending just now, and my sewing skills are… limited.