Thursday, June 09, 2016

I'm Late TO the Party...Again

I had that itchy don't quite know what I'm going to knit next feeling the past 2 days. 
I'm like an addict with my knitting. I truly am.

Fireman's good cycling bike is in the shop and I equate it to my not being able to knit.  Shudder.  C'mon Performance Cycle fix this issue!  It's cycling season.

I finally realized after watching Amy Beth at Fat Squirrel that she puts all her WIPS in individual bags.  Duh. 
I have so many bags.  I don't usually have so many WIPS.
Yet I reached into my stash bin and found this ruched scarf just  calling my name.  I can pick up where I left soon as I remember what the pattern is! 

From now on all WIPS go into bags. 

Allison is knitting a color block easy cowl/scarf.
This is very unlike her.
She's all about the lace and charts and complexity. 
Maybe she IS my knit child after all. 

Do you keep all your Wips in zipped bags or the like?


Bridget said...

My WIPs may not be in a zipped bag, but they are all in their own project bag.

Love Al's project so far!

Vera said...

WIP's are in their own project bags. Great scarves - both yours and Al's.

Katherine said...

I do keep projects that I am not working on at the moment in ziploc baggies. The ones that have my attention at the moment, and there are usually 3 or 4, just rest in my knitting basket. Now to find a way to keep Max out of them--and ziploc baggies don't help because he loves to chew his way through them to get to the good stuff.

Love the scarves!

Delighted Hands said...

Nice to find a project you have forgot about-I either finish it or rip it out!
I do keep things in big ziplocs; current works go in pretty project bags but only two out at a time!

Tired Teacher said...

Each project is either in its own zip bag or individual basket, and the pattern is in there, too. It makes for happier knitting since I can just grab and go and know everything is in one place.

Araignee said...

Everybody gets their own bag depending on what type of project it is-meaning where I intend to knit it. TV, in bed with the laptop on my lap while I binge on Netflix all night, in the car, at the nursing home, walking the dog etc. I have different types of bags for all those places.
Is that scarf thingy a Citron? It sure looks like mine.

Suburban prep said...

I have a number of totes. I have a number of projects going at the same time.

Ingrid K. said...

Hello Kathy,

Yes, I admit, I put my projects in plastic freezer bags (but I don't store my projects in the freezer, maybe I'll have to once I have exhausted all other secret stash storage places! Haha!)

I started doing this for quite some time now, because that way I can keep the yarn for one project together, and also because I never leave the house without taking at least one or two projects with me, I crochet/knit extensively on buses etc.

I'm sitting surrounded by big bags/storage baskets with lots of WIPs, I never get bored, because I can alternate what I am doing.

Good luck with your scarf, it looks interesting! Love the nice colours of your friend's scarf, too!

Remember to add those bags to your weekly shopping list! ;)

Ingrid xx

elns said...

Hahaha your comment about Al actually being your child gave me a good laugh.

I am good about keeping projects in their individual bags, my biggest problem is I've gotten lazy with my index cards that tells me where I was in a pattern when I temporarily abandon a WIP.

Anonymous said...

I am a one project at a time girl. But, it's in a zippered project bag for easy toting!

Teresa Kasner said...

I like to keep my WIPs in individual bags, too. I thought of you today - I took my granddaughter into a yarn store at the beach town we're at.. the shop named "Coastal Yarn". I bought a skein of sock yarn that is supposed to make a fair isle pattern sock. Thanks to YOU! I will attempt to kit a pair and give sock making a 2nd chance. If it drives me insane enough to jump off a cliff.. it's on you. :-) ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Caffeine Girl said...

I do keep my WIPs in bags -- sometimes just a plain old ziplock.
Biking is to Keith what knitting is to me -- sound familiar? Keith's bike is never in the shop because he does all his own mechanical work (he is truly a fanatic). Also, he has four bikes. When I met him, he called his favorite bike, his "wife." I think he may still think of her that way!

The Well Fed Wheel said...

Yes! Bags or baskets...............if it's not being knit on it's resting quietly in one or the other.

Mereknits said...

I have project baskets and I try to only have three full at a time but right now I have four!

Amy at love made my home said...

All WIP's in a bag or basket! You could use your new basket!!

Wooly Cakes and Wooden Spoons said...

Yep. Each project is in a bag. I do need to do a bit of organizing though.

Judy S. said...

Hey, Kath, I have a ruched scarf WIP, too! And all my projects are in bags....waiting.

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