Thursday, January 8, 2009

Another goal

A longtime goal of mine has been to organize my knitting needles.
My knitting students are always asking me how I organize my needles.
I think they are hoping for some inspiration, but this is how I have organized my needles for the past 6 years or so.
I got a terrific idea from a co-worker to get a binder and some zipper pencil cases and have a case for each size.
When I was a Target this morning, they were out of zipper pencil cases that fit into 3-ring-binders, but while I was moping, I saw this- Super File.
This file folder has 13 large pockets and 7 or so small pockets and this is how I organize my circular needles now-

These smaller pockets hold my double points-
There is even a small accessory area above the small pockets.
I have my stitch gauge, some holders, a pencil and a tape measure in here now.
This probably isn't really that portable, but neither was the giant tangled mess that I used to have.
Please, send me organizey vibes that I may continue keeping my needles labeled and neat.


  1. Oh my gosh! I was at a yarn store the other day and got the same tip about the pencil cases. Well, I had a small stash of them and just finished organizing my needles! That's too funny. We're on the same vibe.

    I like what you've done with yours. The picture of them all neatly wound and filed is so great. May the knitting fairy keep you organized with your needles!

  2. What a good idea. I haven't been knitting very long but already have a mess of needles!