Tuesday, November 16, 2004

I need a keeper


Okay, so maybe that wasn't quite the best way to put it :)

Anyway, while I was in the midst of my freakish organizational flurry over the weekend, I took a look at my knitting needles and decided I really didn't like all that cardboard. It's just plain unattractive. Inspired by my heaps of outdoor gear, I designed myself a bunch of small pouches to keep each set of my double pointed needles attractively organized. Each pouch is lined (I hate raw/unfinished seams, don't you?) and closed with a ribbon. The wooden ball that is threaded on each ribbon is so I can write the needle size on the ball (if I so choose) so I don't have to pull out my needle sizer to figure out which of my double pointed needles are inside. And yes, those would be frogs on that open pouch. Such a shame that pattern didn't come in greens...

As for the rest of my knitting organization, it's looking fairly nice - my DPNs are nestled inside their pouches and all the pouches are in a vase, all my straight needles are in another vase, cable needles and crochet needles are in yet another vase, stitch holders and other miscellaneous small items are in a small container, and my patterns are filed in a three ring binder alphabetically by project type...my yarn stash is mostly organized...I say mostly because it turns out my bins aren't big enough to hold my whole stash. eep - I swear the balls multiplied while left on their own in the dark closet. Guess I better get more projects on needles so I can get that stash size down!

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

I love your idea of having separate pouches for different sized DPNs. The pouches look great and I bet were a lot of fun to make! I may need to take the old sewing maching out now...

Anonymous said...

Oops! The above post was by me, Leah!

Creative Genius? said...

Oh those are so totally cool! I want some of those... If only I knew how to use my sewing machine!

Jen said...

Yikes, I guess I really need to work on organizing my stash, especially my needles. You are like a Clean Sweep organizer! The pouches are totally cute!

Anonymous said...

Steph, these are AWESOME and so clever to have an exterior labeling system! You are a queen-bee organizer!!! Definitely will converse with you on the how-to's!

You rock! (even more than my IKEA tape measure)
Amy in AZ

Jane said...

What a cool idea and I love the colors!

Anonymous said...

These are fabulous! Very clever and quite organized...I'm envious.

Suzanne
http://lusciousfibers.typepad.com/