Monday, November 19, 2007

Yes, I'm Still Here

Still kicking, still knitting, and trying to finish way too many holiday knits. Why do we do this to ourselves, I said I was going to start earlier, but that never happened. Now I am in knit fast as you can mode - but then I some how volunteered myself to knit a baby shower gift for a friend. Oh the upside of volunteering I am knitting two new things and I have learned two new techniques - knitting with 2 circulars and the Magic Cast on found here and here.

No actual knitting to share currently but I wanted to share my awesome Ravelry beta T-shirt.
It is a bit on the snug side, but it works. Yay for Ravelry!!!

And because I have no knitting here is a picture of how I keep my needles organized - jealous? I use a 12 slot folder normally used for bills and coupons and fold the top flap back and secure it with the elastic cord that comes with it and then I took out my handy dandy labeler and went crazy.
Now in order to keep needles in there own slot with out slidding underneath the plastic I came up with card stock as a way of containing them. It works great! Then in an effort to make it just a little bit prettier I put it into one of those photo boxes you see at Michaels for under $5. The perfect solution.

Now I don't know about you, but sometimes I have multiple projects going on and my DPN are not where they should be so
I have set up a system of writing the needle size, the number in the set and the location if 2 or more are being used on a random project shoved at the bottom of my bag or yarn bin. All in the hopes of organizing. SNOL

11 comments:

Susan said...

You are a genius of organization. Fantastic idea for storing your needles...I'm totally stealing that one from you :)

Hurray for stressed out holiday knitting!!!

(I'm debating on tagging my handknits with "I made this with love so you better F@&!ing wear it" ummmm, whatcha think...too much?)

Bertha said...

I got the same shirt! But it was too tight for comfort (fit fine on the bottom but the girls were a little...constricted) so I sold it to someone else on Ravelry. Oh well! I will just have to wait for the totebags!

Monica said...

WOW.... your organization just made me SO happy. I lovelovelove it. I need to organize my needles!

Bubblesknits said...

I love Susan's idea for the tags! ROTFL I'm so tempted to put that on mine, too!

Great organizing tips!

KreativeMix said...

great tips!!!

Friender said...

I am so jealous of your shirt. I didn't get one--it seems I would have had to order a 2XL to get a good fit, which is not very good for the ego when mostly you already feel like an amazon woman. At least my doctor tells me I'm shrinking, so that's a good thing, right? ;)

Channon said...

I'm with Friender; the shirts weren't going to fit, so... I'll be in line for the totes too.

Nice system. Like it better than my own...

Melissa said...

The "Organizer" side of my brain is really impressed and maybe a little jealous by the beauty of what's going on here with your needles. (That's a sentence I've never written before.)
as for the Xmas knitting - I have ONE for-sure gift and St. Patrick's Day might pass me at the rate I'm going. (The "Perfectionist" side of my brain just let out a big sigh, not of relief....)

Nancy @ the Jersey Shore said...

You're too organized. I am envious. ;-) I do like the knitting on 2 circs...it's going well. Good luck with your gift knitting, I am only doing it "if I feel like it". Last year I spent and agonized way too much time on it, this year I'm not doing that again.
Be well!

Anne said...

OOH. I've been looking for a good way to store all my circs.. I think I just found it. You rock!

Alex said...

I got the same shirt as you. =) Be careful, American Apparel shirts shrink quite a bit in the dryer.

-Alex
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