Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tidy mind, tidy stitches

Day Three: 30th March. Tidy mind, tidy stitches

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. Maybe you are truly not organised at all, in which case I am personally daring you to try and photograph your stash in whatever locations you can find the individual skeins. However, if you are organised, blog about an aspect of that organisation process, whether that be a particularly neat and tidy knitting bag, a decorative display of your crochet hooks, your organised stash or your project and stash pages on Ravelry.

My studio is where I spend most of my waking hours and since I usually have a lot on the go, it has to be organised. There are parts that are very organised and sometimes it's organised chaos but generally I have a place for everything and everything in its place :)

This is my personal stash. I found these lovely, see through suitcases that fit on top of each other snugly and have little wheels that help roll them off the shelf. They seal well and keep my yarn clean and easy to find. The yarn is organised by colour and the suitcases according to the colour wheel. I have more that I keep in two large wooden trunks, sorted in custom made, see through bags.

I made this felt needle keeper to hang my spare circulars on the wall. It's decorative and the needles are always on hand. My Knitpros are kept sorted in their special "filofax" .

... and this is the organised chaos - freshly dyed yarn waiting to be labled, some drying on a rack and Dandy Bear waiting to be photographed.


  1. All that amazing yarn.. You are so lucky to be able to use all those amazing colors XD

  2. I love those suitcases! I was just in a store today and searched high and low for anything similar, but only found those hideous plastic drawer units. I think I'll likely end up with a few of those anyway, but I'm definitely going to see if I can find something more like your set up.

  3. Wow... to say the least :) I love the clear suitcases, they look like a great way to stay organized :)

  4. Hello dear Friend!
    Your stash is wonderful:) I love to visit and look at your wall of wool.


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