Wednesday, 30 March 2011

Tidy mind, tidy stitches- 2KCBWDAY3

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.

Due to lack of space in our tiny flat, I try to keep my stash tidy and in one place. It's not always possible, especially when I can't decide what to knit next. In that case, I start digging in my stash and I end up with single balls of different yarn misplaced all around the flat. And then I have these moment when I start tidying my stash. Oh, what a source of joy it is! ;)

My stash is not that big (comparing to other knitters' stashes out there, I guess) and it is easy to keep it tidy. All my yarn lives in plastic boxes, piled one on another. I know, not very pretty and original but as I said, our flat is so tiny that this is the best solution so far. Maybe one day I'll have my little study with wooden shelves and knitting baskets filled up with yarn (hey, dreaming doesn't cost a thing ;) ) 

I try to keep my Ravelry stash page organised and up to date as well as my projects page. 

As for my knitting needles, look, I'm a good girl too ;). In the beginning of my knitting adventure few years ago I used to buy quite a lot of metal needles. They worked pretty well for me until I discovered the joy of knitting with wooden needles (thank you, C.!). The difference is huge! I keep them separated; the metal ones live in my Anthropologie flower pot that I bought on sale last year and the wooden ones live in the water jug that I bought in local charity shop. They are more for display now: I rarely use straight needles these days, I love knitting seamless projects and circular needles work for me better. 

So far, so good. You may think that I'm a really tidy knitter. Well... I have weak sides too. Just look at my knitting bag in which I keep my circular needles, dpn needles and crochet hooks... It is NEVER tidy. Even when I put the needles in their cases, the order lasts a second ;)

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  1. Love your colourful stash! The charity shop jug was a real find, I'm always on the look out for one of those :-)

  2. Your stash is lovely, such beautiful colours.

  3. So organized!!! I could only dream of such tidiness....I'm too embarrassed to show my knitting area. Thanks for letting me live vicariously, though. :)

  4. Wow, you've got loads of needles. And such intimidating tidiness everywhere ;-)

  5. I have the most trouble with keeping my circulars tidy as well! Btw I'm so happy to have discovered your blog : )