Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tidy mind, tidy stitches? - Well, Not Quite: Knitting and Crochet Blog Week 2011

Today's topic is all about organization. And well, for me, that's a doozy.

Here's Eskimmi's description of what the day is all about:
"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." - (

When we moved to our house this summer we had a lot of new storage. For the first time in years I had space for my stuff - my beading stuff, my yarny stuff, all my clothes and shoes. I loved having what seemed like endless space. Then suddenly, I realized that I needed to put that space to good use. Sounds promising right? 

Well, friends, G.I. Joe used to say that knowing was half the battle - but he didn't say much about the other half. You know, the doing something about what you know part?

Where's my yarn? 

See the I Taught Myself Knitting I got as a freebie?
Yep, that's the bag that came with a comforter. 

And here:

I got that lovely roller bag from a flea market in Honolulu. It is stuffed full of unfinished projects, yarn I bought on sale and things craft related that I thought I needed but have since just stuffed down into the suitcase.

Oh and then there are about 5 of these:
Do you see the doll parts? Unfinished dolls look so sad.

Yep, that's a box that used to hold diapers. I have so many of these. They're a perfect size for stuffing randomness in and stacking in corners.

I should do better. I really should. I have so many stashes of crafty stuff. That I sometimes find these:

Plastic bags with the components for projects long unfinished. 

The good thing about this post is that I was able to look through what I have and further affirm my goal not to buy any new yarn or craft supplies until I make a dent in everything I have. I also know that may just need to give up on some of my impulse buys. Maybe, I'll give them away and find them good new homes. 

Until tomorrow, 


1 comment:

  1. My stash looked like that for a long time. My husband was getting irritated with all my stuff everywhere, which is understandable. lol. That's why I cleaned up last weekend. Just in time for today's topic. Maybe I'll get the rest of it together this weekend.


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