Day Four (Thursday 14th May): Bags Of Fun. Time to delve into that most treasured collection of tools, notions and oddments as you are asked to spill the contents of your knitting or crochet bag, caddy or other method of organization and put your crafting unmentionables on display.
I have several bags, bins and totes for all my yarny goodness. I'll keep this fairly simple and not take pictures of all seven or eight of my huge Rubbermaid totes. I'll simply explain that I organize my yarn my type or function. So I have a tote for dishcloth cotton. One tote just for my "real" Pisgah Peaches & Crème yarn and a second for all the other heathen dishcloth cotton. Currently that second tote is filled with other random things left over from moving. (I used every available inch of space to cram things into.) I have one tote for baby yarns. A couple of my project bags are in that one too. I have another tote for crappy acrylic yarn that I'm hanging onto for some reason. I keep my left overs in that tote. I put them in little zip-lock sandwich bags with the tags so I know what's what. I have another tote for acrylic yarn I'm keeping for Christmassy things. I have a huge tote filled with my nice spiffy yarn. Within in that tote I have the yarn organized by weight. The bags from Yarn Cupboard are nice plastic see through bags with drawstrings at the top. I've shopped there enough that I've acquired many of them. So if I need a yarn in a certain weight I just grab that bag out of the tote and just go through that bag. It works pretty well. Right now all my needles and pattern binders are in one of the boxes left over from moving. I'm still looking for a good place to put that stuff. Now on to the pretty things. This is the notion bag I use most often:
|Zippered Notion Bag|
In this bag I have:
-Boye stitch markers.
-Tapestry needles for end weaving.
-A small stitch holder.
-A large beaded stitch marker, made by me.
-An itty bitty crochet hook for beading.
-That little blue thing is a needle guard/stopper.
-Fairy short piece of cotton scrap yarn for holding stitches. I usually use it for the thumbs on mittens.
-A little baggie of small stitch markers, made by another Team SGC member. It was part of one of our swaps.
-The white thing that says "Knitting Makes Me Happy" is a retractable tape measure.
This in not my only notions pouch. I have another clear vinyl one that has fairly similar accoutrements.
I have a few project bags too. I hope to increase the number here soon. I recently shared the new one I got with my Mad Geek Tour made by Jessalu:
|Star Trek Project Bag|
|Purple Box Style Blue Drawstring Style|
The purple one on the left is another Crescent Original. The blue drawstring on the right is one of mine. I made a slew of them last year and decided to keep this one for myself.
|Batik Project Bag|
I have many other larger bags for transporting multiple projects or large amounts of yarn, that sort of thing. I tend to be a bag hoarder just as much as I'm a yarn hoarder... much to the chagrin of my husband.
Tune in tomorrow for another topic. Until later. Happy Crafting!
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