getting organized

Thursday, September 06, 2012

Five knitting bags were cleaned out.  Each housing a different project.  Yep, I start some that just never make it to the finish line.  It's amazing what I had in those bags.

Enjoy your weekend!

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34 comments

  1. I have that same problem here!
    I just found a project that I had been missing since June in a neglected knitting bag.

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  2. I'm sorry, but the caption on your photo is wrong. You can never have too many knitting bags!

    Robin

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  3. Love this picture!! What a fun thing to do, you never know what is hiding in those bags! I agree with Robin, you can never have too many knitting bags, especially ones by Offhand Designs, my fave!

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  4. Did you find stuff you forgot you had?

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  5. I'm glad I'm not the only one who finds an entire yarn shop's worth of stuff when I clean out my knitting bags... It all looks lovely anyway!

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  6. For some reason I thought you were a one-project-at-a-time girl, not me either! I love your big knitting bag, I have one in pink from Offhand, it fits a mountain of knitting!

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  7. Wow! That's a lot...thanks for noting your nail polish color too! :)

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  9. I think my knitting bags would turn out just as much stuff.... not sure if I'm brave enough to empty them yet!
    http://theknitographer.blogspot.com

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  10. I did the same thing yesterday. I still LOVE your green OHD bag! Happy Weekend!

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  11. I just cleaned out my yarn stash it was definitely cathartic.

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  12. Love the perspective you shared in the photo. And the toes. And the labels. And how nice to have a clean slate, um bag!

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  13. Haha, what treasures lurk in knitting bags.

    I think this is why I only own 1 bag, and I carry it everywhere with me :D

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  14. I'm glad I'm not the only "bag lady". I love your captions.

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  15. you make unorganized look awesome!

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  16. Oh my! I need to do this is a big way too. Thanks for the inspiration...maybe I'll do it next month lol!

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  17. I wish I could say I can't relate to this but unfortunately.....
    I have at least 3 poor little projects still undone.
    And isn't there a perfectly good reason for each one?
    Let's see: 1. Too boring 2. Don't like the border and it's too much work to go research a different one. 3. Uh-oh, I think I've messed something up and I'm too lazy to figure it out.
    This photo was fun.
    (I have that exact same OHD bag!)

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  18. Don't even get me started. I spent a year knitting up all my UFOs and getting all my needles back in the case. And then turned around and started about 10 new projects. Maybe I should get rid of some of my knitting bags! Jennifer

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  19. This is fascinating, Leslie! I'm so glad I'm not the only one who has unfinished projects and a million pens and highlighters (that I can never find when I need them).

    In my head, you've never got more than one project going . . . so this was a surprise!

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  20. This is kind of like going on a treasure hunt! So many forgotten things.

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  21. I have about 5, 6 or maybe 7 totes that are filled with crochet and cross-stitch and material ... getting organized is always a problem around here. Have a great day. Tammy

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  22. This is something I really must do - I have the bags on the go, the bags with the end of the last thing finished, the bags with who knows what in!

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  23. Maureen9/08/2012

    I'll forever be a "bag lady" I guess...but to help tame the contents, I filled clear plastic pencil boxes with stitch markers, stitch counters, tape measures, etc., etc. - all the things I need for every project. And yes, of course, I also have several bags with unfinished projects! Time to get moving - thanks for the push!!!

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  24. glad i'm not the only one. ;)

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  25. Great picture! It is amazing to see all the things that have been stashed in bags and forgotten about for weeks- even years!

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  26. Inspiration. I need to do this with my entire closet. And perhaps the kitchen cabinets.

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  27. I don't have a problem with organizing my knitting, it's just organizing my paper cluttered room.

    Looks like you got it under control.

    Congrats!

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  28. The only point where I start feeling I have too many unknown project bags is when I can't find the right needles for a new project.

    Who knows where my 4.5mm circ tips have gone...

    Makes me want to buy more bags though ;)

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  29. Oh I love this post.....it has given me inspiration to sort out all my knitting bags ...six separate project bags at the moment..goodness knows what i'll find in there!

    Fleur xx

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  30. Hi Leslie!
    I love your blog and I´ll be here again!
    Kiss, Minie

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  31. I definitely need to put "get organized" on my list of things to do. HAHA!

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  32. guilty, guilty, guilty. it's on my must do list. get organized.

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