Monday, June 25, 2012

Knitting Project Organization

I will be starting my new if-it's-a-girl-blanket today. This blanket will have several colors so I decided to plan a little before diving in. First, I pulled out a basket for each side of my chair. I usually knit out of bags, but I thought this project will work much better out of a basket. I plan on doing a striping pattern like this...


(Picture from Ravelry HERE)

..so I made myself a little color guide so that I don't get confused.


And last I made yarn-ball-socks to hopefully decrease the amount of tangles that comes with working with several skeins at once. These "socks" were a pair of well loved tights in another life. Now that they don't fit any of the girls, and they are obviously worn out and dingy, they will make nice little homes for my yarn.This was all very fast and easy prep work, but I think it will save me a lot of headache. It feels good to be prepared (sometimes).  Now it's time to knit! This is another free and EASY pattern if anyone else wants to cast on a stash busting blanket. You can see all of the details here on my public Ravelry page. xo, Sam

5 comments:

Melissa said...

A little planning can save a whole lot of trouble. I wish I would take the time to do things like this more often=)

Keowdie said...

I love to be an organized knitter; I wish I was more often!

You've got a lovely colorway going there, & I can't wait to see it knitted.

Sandy Leigh said...

Your yarn ball socks are such a great idea! Your blanket will be beautiful. Love the colors.

Kim said...

Aren't you smart! Love the colors. :)

daydream in colour said...

What fantastic organisational ideas. I can't wait too see the work in progress and the finished product. It will be beautiful I know. xx Susan