tidy mind, tidy stitches...2KCBWDAY3

How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? Well, that's a really good question.

I'm one of those people that tends to find harmony and order in a mess. There's a fine line between having "neatly organized" piles and having total chaos. While I like to think that my piles are organized, lately they seem to tilt towards chaos.

The photo above is one of the ways I store my yarn. I have 3 large storage containers from The Container Store that I keep most of my yarn in. The overflow lives in a plastic drawer unit inside my closet. My books, patterns and magazines all live on various book shelves, but there is no rhyme or reason to their arrangement. This method is a little hairbrained and annoying, but it's the best I can do with the small space I have in my city apartment.

One of my stash problems is that I am a collector of beautiful single skeins of yarn. This makes for many headaches - the need to constantly make one skein projects, and the inability to effectively organize my stash in a decent manner!

But I just can't help myself...look at this beautiful skein I recently purchased from Windy Knitty - Madelinetosh Tosh Merino Light in Duchess.

The only thing I am vigilant in keeping organized is my design notebook, which has sections for pattern notes, sketches and inspirations.