Day 3: Tidy mind, tidy stitches

March 30, 2011 § Leave a comment

How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? It seems like an easy to answer question at first, but in fact organisation exists on many levels. Maybe you are truly not organised at all, in which case I am personally daring you to try and photograph your stash in whatever locations you can find the individual skeins. However, if you are organised, blog about an aspect of that organisation process, whether that be a particularly neat and tidy knitting bag, a decorative display of your crochet hooks, your organised stash or your project and stash pages on Ravelry.

I am not a very organized person. Never have been, probably never will be. What I do have is a system that somewhat prevents total madness taking over: a good memory for where I left things last and occasional piques of cleaning. That plus some storage bins have prevented yarn and unfinished objects (UFOs) from taking over, somewhat. However, a significant portion of my yarn resides in paper bags, with sachets tucked in.

Unfortunately this week I have to pack up the first load of my things for my move back in a few months, as my parents and other relatives are in town and thus have offered/instructed me to pack things up now to prevent the inevitable cram-everything-into-the-car-at-the-last-minute problem I tend to have. So far I’ve put off doing that because how do you choose which books you might need in six weeks?! So the piles of books/magazines/yarn remain undisturbed, until Friday.

However, one area in which I am pretty organized is Ravelry. When I first joined the site I spent a few days adding my yarn stash (well, the good stuff that I plan on using, not the stuff that’s earmarked for donation) to the database, as well as my books and magazines, and eventually I even added some old projects that I kept. I blame it on the rush of joining the site. Since the above picture of my yarn pile is rather embarrassing, I feel somewhat oddly pleased to present a screenshot of my Ravelry “library.”

It looks deceptively neat and tidy online, but in actuality is probably oozing across my floor even as I type this.


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