Circular Knitting Needles Storage

I love circular knitting needles but I do not like the interchangeable knitting needles. I rather have a needle that is made together solid. This will result in having several needles of the same size in different lengths. They can become a tangled mess if not stored correctly. I have tried several different options. I have tried hanging them, keeping them in the original package and adding them inside a box in zip loc bags.

A binder was my last thought and it works great. I have 2 binders. I have them separated by the needle size. One binder is from size 0-7 and the other size is 8-50.

cir needle 1

I decided to use zippered pouches inside for the needles. I was lucky to get these for 50 cents each. I found these on the clearance rack at the store after school supplies went on sale. I like these with a clear plastic window. I can see my needles and my list for each pouch. I store my DPN (double point needle) and my circulars inside.

I have a favorite needle too. I love ChiaoGoo needles. I use the red lace metal ones. They have a sharper point for ease of picking up stitches. The cord does not keep memory. I have used a few that the cord is plastic and it keeps rolling up. This is very frustrating.

cir needle 2

I used a 4×6 index card to keep track of my needles in each pouch. I used a label maker to make sure it is neat. I list the type of needle, size, length and what material the needle is made of. I can add a new label to the card whenever I purchase a new needle. I do this often. Sometimes, I find a new project. I do not have the size of needle or length I need.

cir needle 3

The binders are kept is a plastic bin. I also have in the bin crochet hooks and any additional knitting notions

cir needle 4

I also recently purchased a rolling cart. I am constantly going to different areas of my home and I was tired of taking all my knitting with me in different trips. I can roll this with me anywhere I want to sit and knit, even if it’s outside. I keep my current projects, printed out instructions, yarn and anything else I think I would need.

yarn cart

 

Yarn Organization

We all are guilty of not having our yarn stash organized. I decided to do just this. It took me about a week. I decided to take some yarn to our local senior center for the ladies in the knitting/crochet group. It was yarn that I loved but I hated it once I started working with it. I did not like the way it felt either. Someone else could love it even if I did not.

I decided to use my Niddy Noddy  on the extra leftover skeins to make hanks. Plus, I could keep track of yardage and label each one. The link will show you what it is and a tutorial about using it. In the past, I have overlooked yarn because I am not sure how much is left.

I just used some plastic bins that have been laying around house. I separated them into 5 different buckets by the weight of the yarn. Here is a chart that explains the different yarn weights. I still have to refer to this chart myself at times. It is very useful. The 5 buckets I decided on consisted of Worsted, Cotton, Bulky, Sport and Fingering/Lace weight.

Here is my finished buckets. Oh well, I forgot about the pink & white bag beside the chair. It has yarn in it too. I might find a bag or two laying around hiding out.

yarn

Planning My Day

I stared this year with a planner. I am going old school. I looked at several different ones but in the end I decided to go with one I could customize to my needs. I really do not like using a planner that includes sections that I do not use or did not include enough pages of sections I did use.

I placed a order with http://plumpaper.com/

There are several options to choose from. I decided on the family planner. It has 7 different sections on the daily pages that I could include for my day. It was printed onto the pages. My list includes: Prayers, Bible Verse, Errands, Appointments, Blog, DIY and cleaning list. I added several pages to the added to the final book. It was about a 2 week wait to receive it but it was worth it.


 

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