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Old 11-19-2006, 12:05 PM   #1
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Where and how do you organize your projects and stash?
Hi everyone,

Looking for some organizing ideas here -- I am the clutter queen and not so proud of it. Today I am organizing a dresser and getting rid of some clothes in order to try and fit all the yarn and unfinished projects in it and get them off the bedroom floor.

How do all of you keep from living in knitting chaos?

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Old 11-19-2006, 12:11 PM   #2
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lol i really have no help to offer since my yarn ends up in a pile in the bags that it came home in, waiting to be put in the storage containers i bought to try to contain it. (look at that run on sentence!) i am out of room in the containers, out of room FOR the containers, and still going to LYS today because i got a coupon in the mail!

but one thing i had not considered was getting rid of my clothes to make room!
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Old 11-19-2006, 12:55 PM   #3
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I like to knit in the living room and my hubby hates clutter so I bought some really pretty boxes that fit our decor to keep my "working with" yarn in so I can have it in the living room. The other stuff is in our upstairs closet in a bunch of those big clear plastic stacking drawer type containers (run on sentence kinda day!) But we don't have kids so our 2nd bedroom is kinda my crafty sewing knitting stashing room. And the cats bedroom.
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:00 PM   #4
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I started out with one of those hanging net things from Ikea that is meant for kids stuffed animals. It's got about 6 different sections. I'd link, but Ikea seems to be having problems now. Anyway, it worked fine till we got a kitten. Now I've taken it down and the yarn is mostly stored on a high shelf now. At least it's pretty.
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:22 PM   #5
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Organize? What's that?
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:38 PM   #6
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So I'm seeing that "where to put more yarn" is a somewhat universal theme here.

And I am getting rid of clothes to find more space for yarn

A girl's gotta have priorities

Best,
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:42 PM   #7
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I am semi-organized.
I have my yarn and current projects in a big basket by the living room couch so I can knit there. The cat is so interested in destroying the wicker basket he hasn't even noticed there's yarn inside. My DPN's, scissors, stitch markers, crochet hooks etc are in a clear plastic school supply organizer for kids. It has sections which works nicely. My long needles are in a clear plastic type container like a pasta container sticking out of the back of my big basket. Some of my circs are stuffed in there but I only have a couple. The rest are KP Options in their beautiful case! I just organized this a week ago. So far, it is working well and I can find everything when I need it. I just had to decide to put my nonworking yarn away somewhere and keep all my "tools" close by.
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Old 11-19-2006, 01:49 PM   #8
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I have my little stash in a big green bin under the desk and my working yarn/projects are in my knitting bag in the livingroom. All my needles, scissors, etc. are in a really big pencil case I bought from Staples.
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I keep my WIP in a wicker basket in the living room along with my mini knitting kit. Then I keep my yarn stash in plastic bins under my bed and my needles in this metal vase thing I got at Walmart in my bookcase. I don't have that much of a yarn collection yet though. We'll see once I run out of room under the bed!

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Old 11-19-2006, 02:34 PM   #10
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I'm organizing now as a matter of fact.
Yarn is kept in my extra bedroom.
I use the plastic drawer thingies bought at Wal-Mart. They stack pretty good.
WIPS are kept in totes and boogas.
Patterns are on the bookshelf.
Needles are in a smaller version of the plastic drawer thingie (meant to hold scapbook paper I think).
Everything is being labled and I'm loving it.
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