tutorial time: circular needle organization for power nerds
August 13, 2009
This post isn’t knitting, but it is knitting-related: I sat down this afternoon and turned a binder into a circular needle organizer that suits me perfectly.
I’m a big fan of productivity blogs (I subscribe to Lifehacker’s RSS feed), and repurposing easy-to-shop for things to suit my needs, so when I took a look at my knitting shelf and thought “How the fuck am I going to get my circular needles under control?” my first thought was, “Why don’t I go to Staples?”
I picked up a few things, looked through my apartment, and ended up with these supplies:
(From left to right: 1” binder, package of 25 heavy-duty sheet protectors, ruler, kitchen scissors, white-out pen, Sharpie, pack of 60 mini (9/16”) binder clips)
Then, I used the ruler, sharpie, and scissors to trim the sheet protectors down from 8.5” x 11” to 8.5” x 8”. After that, I went through of my circular needles. I wrote the needle size and length on the bottom right corner of a sheet protector for each needle:
I tucked the needle into the sheet protector, with the original packaging if I still had it. I sealed the tops of each sheet protector with two mini-binder clips, so the needles wouldn’t fall out if I dropped the binder or flipped it upside-down, creating chaos.
And there you have it. I’m very proud of myself.