How to Organize Craft Supplies

Confessions, people.

How much of your living place is covered in knitting and craft supplies? I know as well as anyone, it gets pretty bad. There are just so many little pieces, as well as big and bulky things, oddly shaped items…it’s a mess.

How to Organize Craft Supplies

There are so many people out there that have their act far more together than I do, but there was a time when I was not nearly as organized as I am now. My poor husband was about to lose his mind with the craft mess, so I decided I had to do something about the clutter.

Today I am going to show you a few of my craft clutter solutions, and how I organize and categorize them. They’re not all beautiful glossy magazine-style solutions. I didn’t spend hundreds of dollars at The Container Store (it was actually about $5 at Michaels, some garage sale finds and a bunch of Ziploc bags). But my clutter is now well-contained and best of all, when I need those stitch markers or yarn needles, I know where to find them.

And that’s freaking rad.

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Knitting In Bed | How to Make a Slipknot & Cast On

Are you new to knitting? Well that’s neat. Welcome to this weird and wonderful club of the people of the yarn!

The first thing you need to know is how to make a slipknot and cast on, because these two simple techniques are the beginning every knitted piece you will ever make. Today I’m going to show you how to do it.

Knitting In Bed | How to Make a Slipknot & Cast On

And I mean show you for real. Although I have always felt myself better in writing than live action, today I am premiering a new feature, a video series called Knitting In Bed. Talking! Whee!

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Selfish Knitting Update

News from the front.

Selfish Knitting is not going well.

I think I’m losing the battle on this one, soldiers.

Monty Destroying Everything

It’s not that I haven’t been knitting. I have been, really. And even learning to crochet!

Here’s the problem. I have a 99% finished hat that does not fit correctly, a pair of gloves frogged so many times, I’m not sure the wool can be salvaged, and an un-started pair of socks. I don’t know what’s wrong with me. [Read more…]

365 Photo Challenge | Day 67 | A Hobby

Day 67 - A Hobby

Day 67 of the 365 photo challenge is “A Hobby.” It’s knitting. Obviously. This is what I do.

365 Photo Challenge | Day 63 | Two

Day 63 - Two

Day 63 of the 365 photo challenge is “Two.” Remember these little guys, the Leave Me to My Projects mascots? They go by the moniker of Rainbow Blorp, and they want you to buy them on Etsy. And yes, they are high fiveing each other.