2.16.2009

Knitting Bucket Organizer

I have been doing a lot of knitting lately and it has taken over our apartment. The ottoman is stacked up with yarn caddies, patterns, needles. The bedroom floor is covered with crochet hooks and stitch markers. There are random balls of yarn, row counters, point protectors, and darning needles everywhere. I really knew that there was a problem when I found my "fancy" stitch markers in the bathroom vanity.
In order to get more organized I decided to make a bucket organizer. Something functional for storage and easy to stow away in a closet when guests are coming or I take a break from knitting. It has spaces for 30 knitting needles and 30 crochet hooks/double pointed needles. I used a sheet that I bought for a dollar at a thrift store and supplies I had on hand.

There are elastic bands to hold my 2 liter bottle yarn caddies and on the opposite side there are pockets for cable needles, scissors, stitches markers and other miscellaneous notions. I'll be able to store several work in progress projects and patterns on the inside. Everything will be easy to find when I'm ready to work on a project.

I will need to make something to hold my growing yarn stash, but that is for another day. I am really excited about finishing this project and I can't wait to start knitting something new!

4 comments:

Chimera Crochet said...

Oh sweet! I love how it holds everything so neat on the outside! Great job!

GothKitty said...

How much would you sell one for?

crafterella said...

GothKitty, It would depend on the fabric used, if you wanted me to make matching yarn holders, if you could buy a bucket,so I wouldn't have to ship it, etc. Please feel free to email me: crafterella(at)hotmail.com to talk about what you would like :)

Stephanie Dagg said...

What a brilliant idea. I'm the messiest knitter around, but something like this would keep me organised. Thank you for sharing your incredibly creative idea! Best wishes from France