30 March 2011

Knitting & Crochet Blog Week - Day 3

Tidy Mind, Tidy Stitches - Today is all about where we keep our stash, knitting, equipment. 
First I'll show you my stash


and where I keep it - the 2nd spare bedroom is the home for most of my stash


Boxes from Aldi provide storage for buttons, pins, tape measures, and the like.  Patterns, magazines, books are stored on my book case and various folders.  Needles depending on size live in various places but all are in rolls or zipped bags to keep then tidy


Ongoing projects are kept normally in my fabric knitting bag, but my latest project is too large so is consigned to a plastic carrier bag.


And in case you were wondering what was in the bottom drawer above - my collection of coned yarns


The majority of my stash is listed on Ravelry, and I can more or less see at a glance what I have, so I consider myself reasonably tidy.  I also keep my projects page up to date, its very satisfying seeing all my finished projects displayed.  This years I am also keeping a monthly/yearly tally of all yarn in and out.  Is that a bit anal, I don't think so.

17 comments:

  1. i don't think keeping a monthly stash tally is anal in the least! i do the exact same thing, complete with a line graph, so i can assess the flux of yarn every month.

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  2. What beautiful photos and lovely yarn! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog:)

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  3. Well with organizational skills like that, you are welcome to come set up my stash in the new craftroom whenever you like

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  4. Joan, I'd love to come and set up your craftroom. Just say when!!

    Thanks all for your nice messages

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  5. Organbized & stash: both without being OTT :-)

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  6. You look very organised and you have a lovely colourful stash!

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  7. You are super-organised! It looks great. I'll like to come round for a rummage!

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  8. Holy yarn! You're just about ready to set up your own LYS.

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  9. Very cool how you can devote a whole room to your yarn and knitting supplies.

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  10. Your stash is amazing and you manage to keep it so nice and organized. Very impressive!

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  11. That is some impressive organization!!!

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  12. Wow that is some stash!! and beautifully organised :)

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  13. From Facebook
    Kathleen Porcaro Burke nice!
    19 hours ago ·

    Joan Molloy can you teach me to crochet?
    6 hours ago ·

    Sue Speechley I wuld if I could I need some
    5 hours ago ·
    Sue Speechley I hate this new comment box it posts before you are finish, I meant to say I would if I could but need someone to show me
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    Pauline Hornsby By Golly! You ARE organised. All my stash &c is in boxes in my mother's bedroom with just enough room to get in. Not sure how I managed to store it all before she died. Must get clicking and use it all before I die.

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  14. From Facebook

    Kathleen Porcaro Burke wrote "you inspired me to straighten out my stuff. I really don't have much, but it was nice to take everything out and look at everything. I separated my crochet items, supplies, etc from my knitting. Each is stored in a ottoman. Time to start the toe-up socks. I bought a book and I have sock yarn...now to begin."

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  15. From Facebook: Megan wrote "Once upon a time I had an organised stash/sewing craft room then relatives started coming to stay. It has been moved around so much all the small and useful gadgets ,cutters needles etc are now located who knows where.Life's too short not to make room for family but I would love a heated timber work room in the garden just for me- hubby has a doublk garage & a study to himslef. Ho hum."

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