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Old 12-28-2006, 02:22 AM   #21
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For everyday: I use two 5" crystal vases to hold dp's, 6" ruler, crochet hooks, etc. AND two 2" crystal vases to hold small scissors, tapestry needle, tweezers, etc. All the little things that I need readily "at hand" whilst in my 'knitting place'.
For travel: I use two tapesty zippered cases and take just the essentials for my projects.
On the grand scale: I purchased a unique oak chest that is 25" wide facing me, and only 7" tall. It has 18 little drawers (about 5" deep) that hold all of my knitting notions such as point protectors, brass safety pins, stitch markers, tape measures, etc. This oak chest sits right in front my 'knitting place' on the 'coffee table'.
If anyone is interested, I will post a digital photo of this chest. I purchased it at a craft fair/swap meet from a retired gentleman who is a woodworker. I LOVE MY LITTLE OAK CHEST!
For my circs collection: I use 6 circ cases: 3 tapesty, 3 toile. The tapestry cases were pricey from a LYS...the cotton toile cases are GREAT and inexpensive... purchased from a little gal on Ebay. I think she has an Ebay shop. If anyone is interested, I will post a link if I can locate it.
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:54 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by misstialouise

I wouldn't know where to get the stuff to weave a basket like that...

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I guess I didn't word my statement correctly as I didn't mean to imply I had made the actual basket. I've tried a lot of things, but weaving baskets isn't one of them. It's a Brookside ashwood basket made in Greenfield, MA. I love their baskets because they're reasonably priced and hold up very well...and also the only basket I found amongst hundreds that was the right size and depth and didn't have handles already.

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Old 12-28-2006, 04:13 PM   #23
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Originally Posted by misstialouise
Compulsive.. I HAVE to see that in a photo.. :D

I love 1950's furniture :D
Sure thing! I need to purchase a camera since one of my munchkins allowed a friend break mine. I guess I could buy one if I stopped buying knitting stuff.

I'll try to do that for you & post it in my blog next weekend when I have some mad money.
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Old 12-28-2006, 08:47 PM   #24
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I keep my WIP in a plain jane canvas tote bag from Hobby Lobby~ $3 I always get one with lots of pockets. The altoids tin goes in the side pockets so I can always find my stuff~
At the house I keep my yarn in clear plastic tubs so I can always see what is in my stash~
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:02 PM   #25
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I love altoids tins for holiding little stuff like needles, stitch markers, and my scissors which fold in half to fit in their exactly. A great gift from hubby last xmas. I still have yet to find the perfect system for needles. I have a tall square wooden thingy (like a vase but could not hold water) and that holds all my needles mismatched and unorganized. I have covered crates to hold yarn. Just purchased those magazine holders for my knitting mags. Now, what to do with all of the books and patterns that I keep printing off. Yikes!
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Originally Posted by wildforyarn
I love altoids tins for holiding little stuff like needles, stitch markers, and my scissors which fold in half to fit in their exactly. A great gift from hubby last xmas. I still have yet to find the perfect system for needles. I have a tall square wooden thingy (like a vase but could not hold water) and that holds all my needles mismatched and unorganized. I have covered crates to hold yarn. Just purchased those magazine holders for my knitting mags. Now, what to do with all of the books and patterns that I keep printing off. Yikes!
u could keep the patterns in a 3-ring binder. thats what i do
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Old 12-28-2006, 09:37 PM   #27
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Originally Posted by madametj
u could keep the patterns in a 3-ring binder. thats what i do
I got as far as the binder, but now I have to organize everything IN the binder. That is my project for this weekend.
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Originally Posted by madametj
u could keep the patterns in a 3-ring binder. thats what i do
I got as far as the binder, but now I have to organize everything IN the binder. That is my project for this weekend.
try going from head to toe

1. head things: hats, headbands, etc.
2. scarves
3. body things: shrugs, sweaters, etc.
4. lower body things: skirts and such
5. leg things: legwarmers, garters, etc.
6. socks
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Thanks so much. What a great idea. And simple too. I should have been able to figure that one out on my own!
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ok
I have a Bin for my Stash
I keep certain "types" of yarns in Shopping bags
my cheap acrylic is in a bag that used to have a blanket in it (clear, zippered)
my Frequently used DPN are in a vase by my bedside
I HAVE a rigging bag to hold all my stuff in general (lots of pockets, 2 layers of pockets around the rectangle bag made of canvas)
I have a cheep bookshelf for all my knitting books (and a few others)
I have a old fashioned washer basket to hold my "teaching knitting" stuff

and I have committed to work down my stash this year

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