Thursday, February 24, 2011

Organizing today

I'm so tired of having to plow through the closet in my office/crafts room to find anything that I decided to take out anything and everything to do with crochet and knitting. I have one of those 3-drawer plastic things that was in the closet. Now it's out where I can get at my yarn more easily. I labeled the drawers: pastels, darker colors, neutrals.

I found out I have more pastel yarn than I can put in one drawer, so I may have to rethink that whole arrangement.

I also gathered up all the crochet hooks (in a jam jar) and knitting needles I could find, as well as books and magazines. Odds and ends like motifs are in candy/cookie tins. The picnic basket has granny squares I made forever ago that I might actually put together someday, and the box has hats for charity (for next winter).

So now it's all pretty much in the same area in my crafts room.

There's a drawer full of WIPs in my dining room which I also reorganized. I took out some things to work on today that I haven't worked on in ages.

The biggest reason I did this is because I'm up to the heel part of a new pair of socks. I can do the calf/ankle part from memory but still have to practice heel-turning a few times. I couldn't find my booklet, but did locate it after cleaning.

A bonus to all this is that I found a bunch of pens on the floor of the closet. I couldn't figure out where all the pens on my desk had gone. I think the ferret had stolen them to hide in there! So now I also have a bunch of pens again.

I think I've made more of a mess than was there at first (I do have to finish the closet another day) but at least I can find a few things!


  1. Way to forge ahead and get organized!! Woohoo!

  2. Re-organizing and simplifying seems to be in favor right now.....something I need to do too.

    It is such a good feeling to be able to find what you want when you want it.