Monday, November 24, 2008

A Word To The Wise

How Not To Be An Organized Knitter

  1. Get a tote bag.
  2. Put a work-in-progress in it.
  3. Add a tape measure and a darning needle.
  4. Put another work-in-progress in it, in case you finish the first one while you are out somewhere. Make sure there is enough loose yarn to allow both projects to become entangled. Bonus points if tape measure gets tangled also.
  5. Repeat with several more tote bags.
  6. Buy more knitting needles because you can't remember what you have and it is too time-consuming to check all those bags.
  7. Put the spare needles in yet another bag.
  8. Buy more tape measures while you're at it. Put them with the spare needles.
  9. Misplace bag.
  10. Repeat steps 1-9 ad nauseam.


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22 comments:

  1. Have you discovered Ravelry yet? There's a feature to log your needles and hooks so you know what you have, and it's printable. However, it IS a vortex all its own.
    But I'm with you there...I have um...2..no 3 projects hibernating and one never-ending project that needs to be completed by mid-December. I started in June, 160 stitches across, and it's supposed to be 18 inches wide. I should have frogged it when someone suggested it 4 inches from the start. I must really love this friend....

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  2. For me it's ALWAYS faster just to go buy something new than to look for the one that I know I have........somewhere.

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  3. HA! the advantages of only being able to knit scarves - just one thing going on at a time!

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  4. Umm, maybe I won't take up knitting after all.

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  5. Let me get this straight: you're saying this is a *problem*?

    Oh dear!

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  6. And exactly how many bags do you have? I think I have 3 or is it 4?

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  7. I don't even want to count. And what's really sick is that every time I see a nice tote bag, I think, "Gee, that would be great for knitting."

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  8. Knitting sure yeah, but can you please instruct on how to be a not organized scrap booker :P

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  9. I'm feeling less and less bad about the fact that I don't knit.

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  10. What a pretty bag--I don't even knit and I want one.

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  11. Yep. I can't keep track of anything the way it is - another positive reason for me not to be a knitter.

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  12. Oh dear. I think it's time for an intervention. I'm calling the Yarn Harlot.

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  13. Who told you about me and my knitting bags? They occupy a whole bin up in that new sewing room of mine. Not to mention the two that have escaped into the house.

    Love you lots,
    Blandine

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  14. And don't forget the crochet hook for dropped stiches and finishing. Oh, and the cable hook. And a few row markers. And the book you're using.

    Now, forget to zip it up, and see what the cat does to it! ;)

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  15. Wow, step four is a clever one, getting two projects tangled up like that. I have a separate bag for each project, so I usually just wind up carrying two or three different bags around.

    Feisty Irish Wench is being endearingly optimistic. you can only catalog the needles you can find, so you'll never get an accurate count. Believe me, I've tried.

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  16. Oooooh, I love the bag!

    I keep running into cross-stitch projects I've stashed around here.

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  17. Now that's a job I could do really well.

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  18. This is sounding like my scrapbook supplies... when I can't find what I need, I am tempted to just buy a new (whatever it is).

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  19. That is MY knitting bag(s)! To the detail! I do have to admit I hung up my knitting bags a couple seasons ago, though.

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  20. Now, I would waste a gallon sized freezer bag to separate the yarn/projets from each other. Of course, that would mean I needed to find my yarn and needles and remember where I was with the long forgotten projects.

    Someone lost a page of the instructions from the sweaters I made 20 years ago, so I can't make anymore. Oh well...

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  21. LOL - I'm at the ziploc bag stage because all I ever seem to make are baby hats out of scraps of yarn.

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