My efforts to corral my knitting supplies where I knit the most, are going well for my second effort. Along with the scrap booking bag that I purchased the other day, I snagged another organizational helper. It's another scrap booking tool but it's a great one as far as I am concerned. I have steadily been putting things into it and I am so pleased.
As you can tell from the photograph, I am not the only one with a clutter problem (on the other side of the carousel is where my husband's pile sits). While I was cleaning up I was having some tea as you can see. My Jennie the Potter knitting bowl has my latest sock project in it too (at the time this post was done there were bowls listed on her Esty shop). I was not kidding about having things handy. I don't knit in bed so this is really "Knitty Central" for me.
I decided that I am tired of getting up and down to grab another pair or needles when I need to change because I didn't get gauge so I brought all my Addis downstairs. I have Addi Turbos and Addi Lace Needles. Here is how I used to store my Addis.
I met a lady who said she used plastic pillow case holders to store her needles. They truly are the perfect size but I want to use a different method to store my needles. I had one pillow case holder for the Addis and one for the Lace Addis. When I was sorting through them to put them in the carousel, I found out I had duplicates of more needles that what I wanted to admit. I think that being disorganized I didn't keep track of what I had so I ordered more. Not good.
Bobbins for color work and there are spare places for more things to be stored.
I store my knitting do-dads in little candy tins
Do Dads new home
And last but not least...a lovely picture of a friend's mini sock skeins for her sock blankie. I thought the perfect place for it was not in a frame but here where I can look at it every single day. It's lovely.
So it's onward and upward with organization. I still have to conquer the craft closet and the dreaded yarn bins. It might take me a bit before I work up the courage to organize those but it will happen this year. It has too!