Day 3: How do you keep your yarn wrangling organized?
I’d be lying if I said I was super organized. At one point, my yarn stash was literally a pile of yarn, with no organization whatsoever. But I’ve grown since then, and I have to say I’m happy with how my yarn is organized. The most important thing I feel that I’ve done was to photograph all my yarns and upload them to my Ravelry stash. It took about a day to do them all, and it was amazing (or sad?) to see yarns I’d completely forgotten that I owned.
Quite honestly, if someone was trying to take the first step in getting organized, I would recommend this, or at least something like it. Knowing your inventory is key. I also made sure I got my knitting bag organized, since I use it on a daily basis.
This great bag was a bridesmaid gift from my cousin, and it’s really come in handy for my knitting. It’s huge, and can hold tons of stuff. Usually, these are the only things that I make sure are inside:
1 & 2: my wonderful organization bags by MadBird
. The big one holds any yarn I’m using, and the little one is for things like pens, stitch markers, scrap yarn, extra needles, and darning needles.
3: This great little notebook is where I write down notes on what I’m currently working on. The cover is handmade from The Fig Leaf
4. My Nook
– need I say much more? I have tons of knitting patterns stored on here. That way, all I have to do is make sure I have the yarn I need, and I can start most any project I want.
5. I picked this notebook up at a used book store, which is weird because it was brand new. It’s full of pretty, white, unlined pages. This is where I sketch out ideas I have for patterns. It’s great to have with me all the time, because I never know when an image will pop into my head.
6. Ruler and scissors. Duh. I usually keep a tape measure in my little pink bag, too.
I’ve still got a ways to go, but I’m happy with where I’ve come so far. Hopefully soon I’ll have a nice big set of shelves that will help me organize my yarn in a better fashion, but when you’re living in a 450 square foot apartment with your husband and two kitties, there aren’t too many options!