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How To Organize Your Knitting and Crochet Tools in Unexpected Ways

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Save some money by using what you would otherwise just toss into the recycling bin or trash into FREE organization tools [3], and you’ll have more money to spend on yarn!

I have always loved creating and crafting [4], but I have not always had the disposable income needed to pursue my hobbies.  However, where there is a need there is a way!  Or as some may say “necessity is the mother of invention.”  In my case, it was “I want, I want, I want!” situation.

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It started innocently one day after doing some chores: I was about to toss the empty cleaning and disinfecting wipes container into the recycling bin when it dawned on me that I had a pretty sturdy holder in my hands, almost the same size as that skein of yarn I was fighting my cat for the previous evening.   So I removed the label, cleaned it up a bit and popped in my skein of yarn. Bingo! It was a perfect fit.  Plus, the slit in the top was perfect for keeping my yarn from tangling.  I was so pleased with my discovery, and immediately put my new yarn holder into my knitting bag.

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Later on, when I was taking my knitting bag with me on a road trip I was fussing over the clunkiness of my large bag.  It was holding my new yarn holder and working project, and it was just too much.  Eventually, I started to just carry around my ongoing project with the yarn holder.  I felt like looked a little silly, and the cylindrical container was getting cumbersome as well.  I needed a way to organize my knitting [7]. Again the light went on in my brain, and I decided to make a carrier for my new yarn holder.  I recycled the sleeve of an old long-sleeved t-shirt that had been relegated to the rag bag into a nifty holder.  I cut the sleeve to length and cut a corresponding circle for the base.  I stitched the circle to the bottom of the tube on my sewing machine.  I attached a piece of cording long enough to hang the holder from my shoulder.  And viola! I now had a travelling yarn holder with room to tuck in my hook or needles.

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The recycling did not end there.  I found that the tall chip cans make great knitting needle holders.  All it took was a bit of cleaning and some sticky back shelf liner that coordinated with the decor in my room.

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My last recycling tip for today is using empty pill containers to store all those little and important tools we need when doing needle work.  I use them to hold stitch counters, yarn bobbin holders, row counters, and other small items. 5guest

For more of my thrifty ideas please stop by my blog: AnnMakes [4] .

Do you have any thrifty tool organization tips?  Share with us!