For organising your knitting
Too many patterns to knit? Can’t find your way through all that yarn? Needles everywhere? Follow our top tips to get your knitting on track!
1 First things first, declutter your yarn stash! If you haven’t got a project in mind for some yarn, pop it in a donation bag or gift it to a friend.
2 Now, organise your yarn. Shelves, boxes or bags are ideal. Sort by intended projects, colour, fibre content or weight – don’t forget to pop in some little lavender bags!
3 Time to organise all those needles. Store your straights and DPNs in separate pots, old mugs or pretty cups. Pop your circulars in a pouch or even hang them o a hook!
4 As for all your handy scissors, tape measures, stitch markers and such, they can be stored in small food containers or little pouches.
5 It can be useful to create a project bag when you start a new knit. Fill a bag with everything you’ll need for that project (from scissors to a pen) and do this for each project you have.
6 Sort through your patterns, whether they’re printouts, PDFs, magazines or books and decide what you’re really going to knit. Then, file them away in a folder or a box. The rest can be recycled or donated!
7 Keep track of your projects with a Ravelry account! Head over to www.ravelry.com to set yours up now.
8 Work out how long each project will take you to knit. This way, you’ll know how many things you can make in a year and won’t over do it!
9 Learn to say no! As much as we want to knit for the whole world, sometimes what we really need is a relaxing knit that’s just for us.
1O Have fun! That’s the most important part, after all. Once you’ve planned out your year of knitting you can sit back and relax, oh, and actually get knitting!