I have needs. Knitting needs. I have gifts to knit, and projects that must be started because they are wonderful and must be knit. And, I may be a little ADD.
I wanted to knit a sweater vest for my baby nephew (grand nephew? great nephew? He's my niece's son) I needed size 5 and 6 circulars to do so. I knew I must have them somewhere in the great mess that is my knitting area.
|This is after I straightened it up a bit.|
So, I began searching through every bag and collected all my needles. If they were stagnant on a project that hadn't seen daylight since the Clinton administration, they were ripped out of the stitches. I was ruthless. I also started collecting yarn for the next Stitch n Bitch swap.
I sat down, watched Midnight in Paris, and sorted all the DPNs by size, then labeled them and cataloged them for future reference. Do I have Size 8s? Why yes, plenty. And now I know exactly where to find them. (I used old fortunes from fortune cookies as the wrappers in most cases).
Then, I moved on to the circulars, where I found the necessary 5s and 6s, flagged them and put them all in plastic bags.
|I have far too many size 8s, 16" |
All this and I managed to knit up about 6 inches of vest. Oh, and I accidentally threw away some cable needles, but a bit of digging in the garbage saved the day. Double Phew! They were the Knit Picks Harmony ones.
Now, I think I need shelves and boxes for the yarn. It's a mess in there.