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.


Nancy said...

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!

Gigi said...

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