Wednesday, March 25

organized or insane

It all started out because i was looking for my US#8 needles. "Where could they be" I thought to my self... I didn't have any WIP's that i knew of that they would be on.... and so the search began.

I started by going upstairs to my more organized yarn stash... i went through every basket, bag and bin, but they were no where. I did however locate my US#10 1/2's that are on a project I hadn't seen in over a year... I wrote that down and put it in my new knitpicks needle case so i wouldn't have this same problem with them... (I just got the needle case, and love that each needle has a zippered home!)

Any who, That led to the search downstairs... my "corner". Well really there is an over sized chair and all around it is bags upon bags of yarn and projects waiting to be knit. Or leftovers from projects that had already been knit. I tend to just throw the yarn over there rather than put it away upstairs and forget about it. Its not pretty. Oh and my wheel lives under it all too.

Well i pulled everything out and noticed that it took up a good part of my living room. I decided that i needed to organize this mass of fiber... So i got to work. We had a shelf that had no use because it was recently replaced with our storage system from IKEA.

Note the new and improved toy/computer room!
Thanks IKEA I love you! I still have a few things to do, like sew up some curtains for the closet, because we took the door off for easy access but i still want it to look nice, but all in all its a lot better. Everything has a place!

This is what I came up with. Not too bad. That big pile of stuff on the floor fit on the shelf. I re-packaged some things so i can see things clearly. I should have taken a before pic of my corner... but believe me it was atrocious. I don't think it looks too cluttered, and i worked with what i had. I'm happy. A job well done. On a side note my day was spent in my pj's because i didn't want to loose my focus by showering and getting dressed. I get sidetracked easily.

OK so i did all that and went through all of my knitting bags, all of my yarn to find my #8's... and did I!? NO They are gone, just gone and I'm mad. I need them because I'm going to start a new project in a day or two and i just can't find them. I don't think i lent them to anyone, and the last time i used them was in September when i made Chloe her Weasley sweater (thanks ravelry for helping me locate the last time i used them). I think I'm going to bite the bullet and buy some new ones. Just wait... with my luck i will buy them and a week later they will show up, somewhere ridiculous.


BellaMama said...

Don't worry about finding them after getting another pair: you'll just be able to do twice as many projects!

Beautiful organization!! Love it!!

Christy said...

You can never have too many size 8 needles!

Allena said...

HOLY crap you had a mess. I love the new organizations! and i WANT (1000000000) those ikea shelves!

if you come organize me up i'll give you my extra pair!
better yet why not pick up an extra pair for yourself?

DawnK said...

Okay, I think we need IKEA shelves, but our bedrooms don't have nearly that much wall space for them! My dressers and my bed with its bookcase headboard, plus the closet, take up all the usable wallspace in my bedroom. Kids rooms aren't much better. Love the organization, but sorry you lost some knitting needles.

Molly Loves Paris said...

Putting the circular needles into the clear pages is positively brilliant! But unfortunately I got so frustrated with them that I gave them to one of my daughters. But I'll tell her about the idea.