Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Tidy Mind Tidy Stitches


Organizing is always a challenge for me. I have had some time off work though and the first place I went to organize was my stash so it is looking pretty good for now. It's a miracle you can see the floor! We have a three bedroom house and no kids yet so I get my own little craft room. This is just part of the room....I am afraid to show the rest. This is also not all of my stash although it is the majority of it. I have some hiding in little boxes or bags all over the house. As messy as this room gets it is still my favorite place in this house. Whenever I am stressed or worried I can sit in this room and almost instantly start to relax.




This is the basket that you can see the bottom of in the picture above. It was originally intended for sock yarn but was invaded by everything else.



Most of my straight needles are at least grouped together. These needles were passed down to me from my grandmother who used to knit. I am not a big fan of aluminum needles but these are special to me so I will always keep them and sometimes use them.
I would also like you to meet George, my quilted chicken pincushion, who introduced me to the world of quilting which I hope to be re-entering soon.



Recently I decided to catalogue all of my yarn in a spreadsheet to keep track of how much I buy and how much I really use. The buying far outweighs the using so for the month of April I will be on a yarn diet. I am hoping to reduce my yarn to just 4 cubbies by the end of the year. This will be an interesting challenge.

10 comments:

PandaBearofDoom said...

No yarn diet... They are so unhealthy XD. Your stash is really well organized.

josiekitten said...

Your little cubbies remind me of being in a yarn shop!

Hope Creations said...

Thanks! I like to feel like i'm shopping from my stash. Lol!

Wool Free and Lovin' Knit said...

So jealous of your craft room -- really lovely!

myhookandyarnadventure said...

Wow, it's so bright and fresh in your craft room, I love your shelving, it's so lovely! I sometimes feel like I craft in a dungeon :)

Kepanie said...

I am jealous. Love the splashes of color of the yarn against the white of that bookcase. Just lovely. Makes me want to pull up some big pillows and knit leaning against it.

katiemckinna said...

Your stash looks like a little yarn store! I love your pretty pictures.

Knittenkitten said...

I am also totally jealous! I wish I could get organized, maybe after my move I can concentrate on that area :) I keep finding yarn everywhere and my boyfriend just laughs and asks if there is a yarn AA LOL!

knitreadclick said...

Wow, great organization! It looks so neat, I wish I was so tidy and organized!

Hope Creations said...

Thanks everyone!

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