3 Tips for Keeping Your Knitting Organized
We’ve all seen the quintessential image of the crazy knitting lady – yarn and cats everywhere, unfinished projects galore and a wild look in her eyes. Heck, maybe that’s even you right now as you read this – hey, we don’t judge! It’s just that over the years, we’ve learned that an organized knitter is a happier (and more efficient) knitter. It means more finished projects, less stress and a craft stash you’re proud to show off instead of hide in the shadows. If you’re feeling like you’ll never find your way out of that tangle of yarn and needles, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a few tips to help you get your organization game back on track.
1. SUPER STORAGE
We can’t stress enough how important it is to have designated storage for all of your knitting supplies. If you’re lucky enough to have a whole room dedicated to crafting, make sure everything has a place to go that’s tucked away and tidy. Just because you have the space to get messy, doesn’t mean you should. If you’re like most of us and find yourself short on storage space in your house – time to create some! We carry a wide array of knitting bags in-store that are made specifically to house your knitting supplies. Grab one for your latest project, and another to store unused skeins. Instead of throwing those notions willy nilly into a drawer or bag, pick up a Bead Smith storage box or Exchanging Fire stacking notion box, both available at 3 Wild Sheep. Trust us, they’ll change your life! (photo courtesy of Exchanging Fire.)
2. TRUSTY TOOLS
Equally important to keeping your supplies organized is keeping your actual knitting organized. If you haven’t already, it’s time to invest in some handy tools that will help your project stay clean and ready to pick up at a moment’s notice. We love our CocoKnits markers, especially the new split rings. They’re easy to lose in the couch, so be sure you pick up enough to have some back up. Magnetic pattern holders are also a must-have for keeping your spot on your pattern between knit sessions. It can be overwhelming to browse all the different notions available, so if you’re not sure where to start, give us a call at the store! We’ve been around the block a time or two and love to gush about our favorites.
(Photo courtesy of CocoKnits.)
3. HELPFUL HABITS
Developing some organizational habits is perhaps the best thing you can do to keep your knit life care (and tangle) free. That means making sure your unused yarn is wrapped tightly and put in the correct bag, your stitch markers are firmly in place and your project bag goes in its designated nook by your recliner before you go to bed. Avoid the temptation to leave your scissors on the side table “just this once”. – chances are, the one time you do, you’ll find yourself knitting in church with no scissors. The horror! At the end of the day, you’ll always thank your past self for keeping things tidy so your current self can get back to knitting as fast as possible.
There are too many things in life that are messy and complicated – knitting shouldn’t be one of them! We guarantee if you implement these tips into your knit journey, you’ll be better for it. If you ever want to pick our brains or browse our organizational tools, stop by the store and we’ll be more than happy to help.