It’s time for knitting tools! Â Needles, crochet hooks, stitch markers, etc etc etc.
This was something I’ve been struggling with, and I think I’ve found a solution that works for me for most of these items.
The small items listed below are kept in the upper left 3 drawers of the new yarn cabinet. Â Haven’t seen it yet? Â Here you go:
Knitting needles & crochet hooks are stored in Offhand Designs needle clutches, kept in the top 2 drawers.
I have 3 Circular clutches (organized by needle size), one Traveluxe clutch for DPNs and crochet hooks, and a Switch clutch for my interchangeables. Â For the small needles (US000 to US3) I’ve written the needle size in Sharpie on the individual plastic pockets. Â Multiple needles go into each pocket, with the exception of my Signatures — each Sig gets its own pocket.
I do have 2 sets of Knit Picks small DPNs that I just keep in their cases.
Is my Ravelry needle inventory up to date? Â Nope. Â Something else I should do.
I have a Namaste Cali Buddy Case in green that I keep my primary go-to things in — coil-less safety pins, stitchmarkers, scissors, needle gauge. Â I also have a Daisy Muir medium needle case (the red one) that I keep other (often longer) things in: Â a small ruler (that I picked up at TNNA from Images Stitchery Design — I don’t see it on their site, but it’s a pretty 6″ wooden ruler & needle gauge combo), pens, bandaids, etc.
I have a Namaste Mini that I don’t use that often right now. Â That may need to find a new home.
Extra stitch holders, tape measures, small rulers, etc are all kept in the cabinet.
My blocking board is stored under our daybed.
Straight pins are kept in a pin cushion in the lawyer’s bookcase. Â These are also used for sewing. Â The gram/oz scale is also in this bookcase.
The ball winder has a semi-permanent home in the living room, attached to the edge of the table that our entertainment things (receiver, etc) go on. Â If I take it off, it goes in the basket with the dog’s toys. Â He doesn’t show any interest in it. The swift is usually on the other side of the table, next to the leather armchair, on the floor.
I think that’s about it for those sorts of things! Â Having nearly everything in the yarn cabinet, except for what I’m using at the time, Â works for me.
Here are all the posts in the series:
Project Organization: Â Introduction
Project Organization: Â Overview
Project Organization: Â The Stash (Design Yarn)
Project Organization: The Stash (PersonalYarn)
Project Organization: Â Knitting Books
Project Organization: Â Knitting Tools
Project Organization: Â The Business of Knitting
And here’s some more Rhinebeck pics!