[The second in a two-part series detailing how Colleen finally gets control over her knitting supplies. The first post was on Friday.]
Two tubs for yarn, one tub for supplies, two file tubs, one magazine holder, one covered wooden box and one see-through mesh pouch for my knitting bag. All of this came from The Container Store. The wicker basket came from Crate & Barrel.
Okay, first things first: I had a clear-out. It was a major, long-overdue, out-with-the-old-make-way-for-the-new type of clear-out. Many things were tossed (no yarn was harmed during this sequence) and everything was reorganized. That made some room to store yarn for future projects, patterns and magazines, and knitting supplies out of sight. After that, I organized and repacked yarn, sorted and boxed supplies and needles (each in an individually labeled Ziploc bag), collected magazines and patterns, and packed away my supplies currently in use.
I still needed somthing to hold whatever project I'm working on when I no longer want to look at it. Enter the wicker basket and covered box. Now, my current knit any supplies are in easy reach, but nothing is strewn all over some table or chair.
I'm pleased. I know what I have, I know what I need, and most importantly I know where everything is. You'd never know a knitter lived here :-).