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Old 01-22-2008, 02:42 AM   #1
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My Stash Organization Solution! (Images)
I'm pretty proud of myself. I've only been knitting since June, so I don't have a huge stash or a ton of supplies yet (although I think it's quite a bit for 6 months!), but it had definitely outgrown the one bin I had bought to contain it. So I made a trip to the Container Store the other day, and here are the results!

This is my new "Knitting Center!"

I've got all my straights, DPNs, and crochet hooks in the jars on top, as well as a S&B page-a-day calendar (some great patterns in there so far!)

I have (most of) my yarn in labeled Ziplocs by brand/kind in the top 2 cabinets:

I've got all my knitting books in one bottom cabinet:

And all my circs, notions, travel kits, and small or loose patterns in bins in the other bottom cabinet:

And the whole thing's on wheels! Granted, it's almost too heavy to move, but at least I can move it in principle! =)

I have the rest of my yarn in this green bin and that's the knitted knitting bag I made on top of it. I also went to Home Depot and got 2 eyebolts that were the right size for the holes in the side of the crates so I can clip my little yarn pouches to them when I've got a WIP.

Anyway, I'm all proud of myself and DH really doesn't care as long as it's not scattered all over the bedroom, so I just wanted to share with y'all!


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Queue: 2 Feral Fair Isles Dog Sweaters, Ice Queen, Palindrome Hat, Sweet Dreams Throw, more socks, Fitzmaurice Sweater, Hardy Sweater

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Old 01-22-2008, 02:55 AM   #2
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Nice job organizing. It looks all nice and modern and clean. I think you did a fantastic job! Congrats!!!
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Old 01-22-2008, 03:26 AM   #3
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Wow! Just wow! I totally want to organize all my stuff now.
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Old 01-22-2008, 06:01 AM   #4
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I will need to come up with something like that. All of my stuff is in those big plastic bins. And I have allot of craft stuff. Great job!
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:34 AM   #5
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All my yarn is in 2 big plastic containers with lids on and my patterns
and books are just on a shelf...I love how you have labeled those little containers for all your bits and bobs..A job well done x
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Old 01-22-2008, 07:57 AM   #6
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That looks really nice! The challenge will be keeping it so nicely organized as your stash grows!!

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Old 01-22-2008, 08:38 AM   #7
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That looks great. Now the challenge is to keep the stash under control.
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Wow, do I have organizational-envy !!

That Container Store sounds like heaven. How tall are those cabinets, btw??
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Old 01-22-2008, 10:01 AM   #9
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Awesome! I love the way you did this! Very inspiring.

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Old 01-22-2008, 10:10 AM   #10
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So do you want to come and organize all my stash and other knitting necessities? I need some serious help, my books are in the closet down here, the yarn is in a bin back in the office, my new yarn will not fit there so it is hidden upstairs (hubby does not know about it yet) and my immediate knitting is down here next to the couch....I said I need help!
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