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May 30, 2007

Tub O'Knitting

As you can imagine, I'm a knitter with lots of irons in the fire.  On any given day you can find knitting projects and accoutrement strewn across the house -- a sock on the dining table, a sweater on the couch, patterns by the computer, a doily God knows where, and a crochet blanket on the ottoman.  Clearly the projects have taken over our modest, relatively uncluttered living area and need to be curtailed.  Enter the Tub O'Knitting.  With this handy contraption I intend -- but cannot promise -- to keep my current knitting projects corralled, yet always at the ready.  Hey, it even zips up if I'm ever inclined to take the Tub along for a ride.

nona's Tub O'Knitting Ready and Waiting

May 30, 2007 in Vignettes From the Life of a Knitter | Permalink


Hee! There is an ongoing battle for couch space between the yarn and the people at our house. Presently the yarn is winning in a big way and has claimed the end table and a goodly chunk of the floor as well.

Posted by: Ruth | May 30, 2007 11:18:36 PM

Wait a minute, when did your blog change completely? I must have been reading you on bloglines instead of clicking over!

Posted by: Tan | May 31, 2007 1:24:24 AM

I know the feeling :-)
I started off with a lovely wicker trug on the table beside the couch to keep my knitting in. That has now multiplied to the trug, two wicker boxes ( one with needles and notions, the other with fibre, spindles and handspun) plus a bag of yarn (stuffed under the table)and the spinning wheel and the spinning chair......;-)

Posted by: j | May 31, 2007 3:02:38 AM

I like it! I could stand some consolidation too. Right now I have several bags o' knitting and various piles o' knitting patterns and accoutrements.

Posted by: Laura | May 31, 2007 7:37:36 AM

i hear ya!
me? i have multiple tubs and bags'o'wips!
it just never seems to stop no matter what i do...:o)haha! thank goodness!

Posted by: kimchi | May 31, 2007 10:42:23 AM

I have many lovely baskets that I have been keeping projects in, but baskets take up a lot of room, so I'm knitting my first tote to felt. I'll probably end up keeping totes in the baskets.

Good luck with your organizational plan!

Posted by: Brenda | May 31, 2007 10:48:29 AM

Ha, I have a lovely basket for knitting in the living room.... and a box of knitting... and another box of yarn. And in the end I only put the knitting in any of those places when people come over. Sad, I know. Generally it lives on the couch.

Posted by: kaela | May 31, 2007 10:58:52 AM

Good luck with keeping the WIPs in one place! I tried that and failed miserably - my box overfloweth!

Posted by: Asaknitter | May 31, 2007 3:38:25 PM

What a great idea....makes me feel guilty. I have far too many projects to finish so I'm always starting another one for only kniting in the car. So many times I also can't find what I need for a current project, as in just where did the yarn or needles or pattern go to. By the way how is your BOHO doing. I started one with Mountains Colors Bearfoot and seem to have problems with the motif's laying flat.

Posted by: Helen | Jun 2, 2007 8:54:01 AM

I think I recognize that tub -- another great item from the Container Store. In my case it serves as a Tub O'Photography-equipment. Thanks for your blog, I read it regularly.

Posted by: Anne | Jun 6, 2007 8:11:24 AM

All I can say is ... please write more. My God, it seems like I read an article, not reading the video ... it is so clear. Do you really knowwhat you're writing.

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