I have to admit that I've been looking forward to this post.
Last year we finished our basement (aka the man cave) and my only
demand request was a craft corner in an existing cutout in the main room.
I love it : )
I love it : )
I have a large Ikea Expedit storage unit for all my yarn and craft supplies. The acrylics-from-my-past are
hidden carefully stored in the black bins along the bottom along with my card making and sewing supplies.
There is little method to the yarn storage itself, except that the prettiest of my pretties are all put together.
So pretty.. sigh
As for my knitting tools, my friend the lovely Lisa gave me the fabulous gift of a Della Q needle case for my birthday last year.
Also pictured is my gorgeous Namaste project bag
(a gift from the-most-wonderful-husband-in-the-world...
no, seriously he just got back from a business trip
and brought me 3 skeins of Madelinetosh Tosh DK.
Does is get any more wonderful than that?)
I have recently inputed my needles onto Rav as I keep buying needles I already have. Grrr! Guess it's time to learn how to use two circs.
I have one shelf where I keep my knitting books and a folder of patterns I have printed out, but the center post of my project and pattern organization is my Ravelry account.
I know everyone uses Rav a little differently. Basically, I use the favourites function for patterns I think I would like to knit one day. Or, I use it to mark projects I think are super awesome or have modification information that I think will be helpful. I use my queue to pair my yarn purchases with patterns I have planned for them. I love looking back at my projects page to see all the things I have made. I also try to keep notes on my projects of changes I made to the patterns or things I would do differently next time. I'm always happy to make friends on Rav and see what everyone is up to. You can find me here
All this organization serves me well to get on with my actual knitting. Right now, I am working on a sweater for my little boy (like my segue there?). The "No Star" sweater is getting some striped sleeves and I think that they are looking pretty good!
Knicroblo is only for a week but every Wednesday you can go to Tami's blog where she happily hosts a works-in-progress free for all.