For the non-knitters out there, I’ll do a little explaining so you don’t think I have too many projects going at once. You know I would never admit to that, right? I always try to keep something kinda mindless going . . something where I don’t have to follow a pattern closely and can just sit and knit without paying attention or counting much. Plain socks work great for this but also, any project that has a ton of straight stockinette. Sometimes I start a big project and have to put it aside either to do a test knit or to do Camp Loopy or something like that.
At the current time, I have these projects going, though they may not all be on my active knitting list.
- Lakehouse – the lime green cable cardi I was testing for Laura Aylor. I didn’t make the deadline and had to put that aside to do the Loopy Academy extra project.
- Pamuya – the current Loopy Academy project.
- Beekeeper’s Tank – this is for an ESK KAL and it needs 17″ of stockinette so I worked on that a bit while Chad and Nicole were here.
- Sockhead Hat – this is for an ESK badge and it’s another mindless stockinette project. I took it to the dentist with me this morning.
- Blue Sand – I’ve made good progress on this one but still have a good ways to go. I can’t even remember why I put it aside but I did and some day I’ll get back to it.
- Kynance Cove – I love this sweater and it’s been over a year since I started it and I plan to get it finished before winter.
I try to keep all the yarn together with the project so none of it accidentally gets used for another project. I try to keep everything together in a knitting bag. Grocery sacks sometimes will do but knitting needles tend to poke holes in those and then the needles get pulled out and then my stitches unravel and . . that’s not good.
The bags sometimes end up in the closet in one of the extra bedrooms. Or they end up in the sewing room closet. Or they end up . . who knows where!
Last week Chad and Vince were out shopping and they decided I needed a Texas themed wall coat rack. I guess I can’t hold it against Vince that he walks right past a Texas themed wall coat rack every time he walks out the door. I couldn’t figure out what to do with a second one but then I thought . . I’ll put it up in an extra bedroom and hang all my knitting bags on it!
At first I was thinking I would put a little knitting “kit” in each bag but then I decided to keep a couple of kits in my big knitting bag. I also keep hand lotion, an extra phone charger, bottled water, granola bars, and things like that so if I’m going to be somewhere for a while, I’ll have access to everything I might need.
I can either stuff the contents of one of the smaller bags into the larger bag, or, depending on how long I think I’ll be gone, just grab a “kit” and stick it in the smaller bag for the one trip.
Each little kit contains stitch markers, little scissors, a tape measure, etc. Just yesterday Vince wanted to go to Home Depot so I grabbed the bag with Beekeeper’s Tank so I could sit in the car and knit a few rows while he was shopping.
Maybe this will keep my knitting projects organized . . never hurts to try.