Getting Organized :: Hooks & Needles :: Help!
A pressing thing – hooks and needles. I need a serious storage solution for sure, but I don’t have a lot to spend. I have a little wooden 4 drawer deal, but I think that my circulars would catch on the inside and it would turn into a huge headache.
I have hooks and needles everywhere. It’s bad. I have them in my little clutches. I have them in ziplock bags. I have them in rubbermaids. I have them in piles. I have them in random drawers. It’s bad.
Basically what happens in that when I want to knit or crochet something I dig around for quite some time, get really frustrated because I can’t find what I know I have, and either decide to make something else (hinders my creative process for sure!) or end up having to go buy a set (not really what I want to be doing because I’m trying to save money and using what is on hand is what I am about and I end up with doubles).
First, To Share with You
Today I sat down and made up a chart in Excel which you can download as a pdf (to print out and fill in) or the excel document (for you to keep on your computer and alter. This is my first step towards cataloging and organizing my needles and hooks.
Second, Can You Help Me?
What do you use for your needles and hooks that works great? Or do you have an idea for something that you think would work great but haven’t tried it yet, comment about that too!
Post a comment with your best needle/hook storage solution. I would love your help with that!
And if I choose your idea, I’ll send you a special bonus thank you in the mail! So make sure to comment with your correct email so I can contact you! (yet to be decided depending on if you are a knitter, crocheter, or sewer)
On Saturday morning I felt extra inspired and completely motivated to reorganize my studio. It’s been a long time coming really. I had an okay set up, but my loom – being crazy awesome massive – blocked a lot of the natural light coming from the nice big window in my studio area (the Craft Cave as Jason calls it, haha). The problem was how to move things around so I could get to all my supplies easily, get lots of light, have my loom free to unfold and use as needed, and have a nice open space around my drafting table so I don’t feel cramped. Hmm. It came to me in a flash on Saturday morning and before Jason woke up I had rearranged everything – quite the task. And then I vacuumed and reorganized and purged the things that had been piling up. You know those random piles of crap that don’t get put away because you aren’t sure if you will need them that day or next week – IOS as my friend Carolyn calls them or “islands of sh*t”.
I am left with needing to reorganize everything on my utility shelf. It really needs everything pulled off and gone through, not so bad. Maybe this Saturday?
Until tomorrow! Happy Crafting!