This is part of my New Year's Resolution-Re-use, Recycle, Re-direct and Re-purpose. I hate to cut into my knitting time by cleaning but I have to do this or I might be on the Hoarder's shows. I know that things are getting out of control when I can't see my dining room table any more. I continually clean it off and then pile more stuff on it. This is a vicious cycle I am trying to break.
Not only has my dining room table become a problem, but so have all my knitting supplies. So in keeping with the 4 Rs I have decided to start with my downstairs knitting mecca. It's a total mess. I have a pile on the left side of my chair on the end table and a three drawer rolling cabinet the right side of my chair. The top of the three drawer cabinet is piled and needs to be purged, not to mention the contents of all three drawers.
I went out this week to this place and bought two items that helped in the de-cluttering effort. This is the first item that I bought. If you are looking for one of these bags you can also find it here for a better price than what the other place sells them for.
It's for scrap booking. I could see the potential for my new idea. I signed up for two different groups on Ravelry. The first group was to knit one pair of socks a month for 2011. The second group that I committed to was knitting those items from my ever growing sock stash. So I needed a "Sock Central". Below is what I came up with for the new bag.
Sock reinforcement yarn pocket
Silver crochet hook roll, assorted sizes of dpns for sock knitting, and KnitPicks needle gauger, chibi, and darning needle
Introducing the completed "Sock Central"
So all of the sock related items have a new home. I am so excited that it cleaned off the top of a three drawer rolling cabinet and one drawer of that cabinet. Not only did some things get tossed into the trash but I put items in a box to trade or get rid of at a friend's upcoming Recycle party. We are all fiber folks so there will be someone who wants or needs misc. items so they are going. Cleaning up and out wasn't so painful afterall. Stay tuned for part two of my de-cluttering efforts.