While 11th hour, supply shopping for my sons it occurred to me; if ever there’s a time for multi-tasking, it’s during the back-to-school rush. Take advantage of the souped-up aisles of the season, to score bargain solutions for crafty clutter!
Oblong pencil bags are perfect for keeping double-pointed needles in place!
These cute little cases work like a charm, for collecting stitch markers & holders, buttons, t-pins, etc.
Larger, flat pouches work great for keeping track of circular needles or yarn swatches. At under $1, they offer a cost-effective solution bringing order to tool-stash chaos. Buy a bunch, clip ’em into a binder and store your goodies on a bookshelf!
But wait, there’s more! Also look for locker caddies to keep yarn in, post-it notes for pattern reading and rulers for gauge checking. Happy organizing!
Oh, and hey parents, congratulations on another school year! 😉
Today's the day we kick off the Crochet-along for the @pompommag Overprint Bag, in partnership with designer @juliamadill
We've put together Montoya Merino Light kits in my YarnYAY! shop, but no matter which yarn you use (the called-for yarn is rad, but a little harder to get here in the states -- see Julia's great post about yarn substitutions), we'd love for you to make yours along with us!
Psst...YarnYAYers get a special 20% off the digital issue pf Pom Pom. See our kit page (tap or go to yarnyay.com) for details!
Join the YarnYAY! Facebook Group and/OR Ravelry Group to follow along. Hope to see you there!
The March YarnYAY! Box crochet project is 𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵, a crochet, boomerang shawlette. The shape is more commonly seen in knitted pieces, but I love it because if you want the piece to be larger, you just keep working it in the established pattern.
𝘍𝘭𝘰𝘳𝘦𝘵 is worked with a sweet, as-to-go edging and optional, appliquéd, chain-florets. I designed it to be worn as shown here, scarf-style, but with the option to go full-shawl. You do you!
𝗚𝗲𝘁 𝘁𝗵𝗶𝘀 𝗽𝗮𝘁𝘁𝗲𝗿𝗻, 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗺𝘆 𝗻𝗲𝘄 𝘀𝗵𝗮𝗱𝗲 𝗼𝗳 𝗠𝗼𝗻𝘁𝗼𝘆𝗮 𝗠𝗲𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗼 𝗟𝗶𝗴𝗵𝘁 — 𝗗𝗲𝘀𝗲𝗿𝘁 𝗝𝗮𝘀𝗽𝗲𝗿 — 𝗶𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬! 𝗠𝗮𝗿𝗰𝗵 𝗕𝗼𝘅 (𝘁𝗮𝗽, 𝗴𝗼 𝘁𝗼 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 𝗶𝗻 𝗯𝗶𝗼, 𝗼𝗿 𝘁𝗼 𝗬𝗮𝗿𝗻𝗬𝗔𝗬.𝗰𝗼𝗺)
MODEL FUN FACT:
The gorgeous human modeling this shawlette, Kat Roberts, was the main featured young woman (swipe to see) in the infamous 1992, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dog video “Nothing But a G Thang”. That video didn’t age well, but man, she sure did! 🤩
Those are great ideas! I am currently experience quite a bit of craft clutter so I may sneak out and take advantage while I can.
Luckily my boys aren’t in school yet but I have been completely obsessed with where/when they are going lately. So many decisions.
I use a compartment container for my knitting accessories. It is so nice to have them all in one place! I haven’t needed to buy a needle sizer since i started doing that! I love the binder pouches. my needles always poke through the zipper bags I use.
Thank you !:)Now my girls can see I’m not the only one who thought school supplies were great for my knitting stuff.I also love those extra large paper clips for helping keep track of what row I’m on or what pattern I’m working on in my book.
I have one of the compartment cases and it is the best notions case I’ve ever owned. I can even fit my smaller size dpns in it.
I sure wish I had thought of these while I was doing all that back to school supply shopping.
I will definitely be shopping for me too next time.
finally someone else sees the beauty and craftiness in office supplies like I do! I’ve been using pencil cases for years to hold my goodies. I have one for sock stuff, one for crochet stuff, etc. Welcome to the fold Vickie!
I keep mine in a clear plastic organizer with tons of compartments it makes it so easy to find what you want love your idea for the dpn’s you rock!!! Darcy
Too bad KG is DOA. I would have written this into a Knit Bit parody of The Office. Oh Well.
What store did you get the cool plastic box with the compartments?
yay!!!!!!! you have totally validated my obsession for school and office supplies–my hubby just keeps rolling his eyes when more of the stuff shows up!
on another note–my dvr has apparently boycotted me, and the last episode of knitty gritty has disappeared from my list of saved recordings–any chance that i can find it elsewhere?
Great ideas! I think I will be organizing myself in the next few days!