Day Three: Tidy Mind, Tidy Stitches

Welcome to Day Three!  Today’s topic is about how we organize some aspect of our knitting.

There are a lot of organizational things going on with my knitting paraphernalia:

  1. my yarn is typically arranged by color

    The "Set-Up" in my old house
  2. my straight needles are organized in this case by lenabrown
  3. my circular needles are all in ziplock bags organized by size (I took this method from my momma)
  4. my projects on Ravelry are now being organized by year, like I mentioned yesterday

So, although to the untrained eye my stash, my space and my supplies might seem haphazard, they are an organized kind of chaos 😀

Organizing Knitting

I was thinking the other day about all of the knitting I want to do in 2011.

  • I want to knit sweaters for each of my family members (excluding my mom, she already has one from me haha, sorry mom! I’ll make you another someday!) for their birthdays or something.
  • I want to knit my brand new nephew a Christmas stocking so he has a special handmade one for next year.
  • I want to knit a Christmas present every month and stash them away in my “Gifts” Box (doesn’t everyone have one of these on the shelf in their closet next to spare sheets and old bags?)
  • I have so many designs swimming around in my head that I want to knit up and write patterns for I could fill up an entire library

But with all of the other things that will change in my life (namely the fact that I will be graduating from college in May) I’m not sure how I can get it all done. So my question to you is:

How do you organize knitting projects that you want to undertake?

Do you write a long list and just add and add and add to it as new things come up, crossing off others as they are completed?  Do you use the Favorites or Queue features in Ravelry?  Do you even organize projects at all or just knit what comes to you when it comes to you?