At work, I am incredibly organized. Part of that is because I absolutely have to be due to the environment (the Intensive Care Unit) that I work in within nursing. But at home and in life … not so much. Piles are comfort to me. Knowing things are in a general area is enough detail for me – if I need it, I’ll look through said pile or area! Right? I know some of you are cringing out there!
Unfortunately, my cavalier approach to ‘organization’ is reeking havoc on my knitting needles. I am losing them – or at least losing track of them.
This is actually only part of my needle stash (after counting, I had about 30+ circular needles in my Tetley Tea box – it’s more than it looks!) because I have 4 interchangeable sets that are ‘nicely’ organised (aka 3 are collecting dust and missing quite a number of tips) that I just couldn’t bring myself to photograph. Other than my AddiTurbo set, which I cherish, I don’t treat my other needles very well. So, what to do? I have to do something.
I bought a binder and some 1” zip lock pockets from Staples. A few weeks ago, I saw this idea on SweetGeorgiaYarn’s Blog and thought, Brilliant.
It took several weeks for me to actually make said trip to Staples but when I finally got there, it was so worth it! How satisfying to place all of my needles into separate, organised pockets?!
Unfortunately, if I acquire any more needles, I am going to need a second binder. I guess I could have worse problems, yes?
How do you organise your notions and needles for knitting? How do you organise your yarn and spinning stash!? Let’s compare ideas in the comments section!
Happy organising :)