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Organization for the Knitter

This weekend, I worked on getting my small stash of yarn and knitting supplies organized. Although I don't think I've accounted for all my straight needles, I've set up a knitting needle inventory spreadsheet to keep track of what I have so that I don't end up purchasing duplicates. (So far, the only duplicates I have were purchased on purpose - i.e. the 2.25 mm DPN's).

Knitting Needle Inventory
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If you'd like your own knitting needle inventory, here's a .pdf that you can print and fill out. Leave me a comment if you'd rather have the Excel spreadsheet file and I'll email it to you.

I also worked on my existing "stash" spreadsheet (<---you can click this link to download a blank Excel spreadsheet file):

Yarnventory

Both of these spreadsheets will also be on my Palm TREO so that I can carry them with me. Otherwise, what good would these be?

I realized that I do a lot of heavy cleaning, organizing and decluttering when I am starting to launch something new. Right now, it's in the "under consideration" phase so I'm not ready to talk about it.

Some of you might already know that I used to design and sell rubber stamps and I've decided not to market them any longer. Drop me a line if you'd like to get a box of unmounted rubber stamps (mine and others that I've purchased - some already used) for the cost of Priority Mail postage (approx $9 USD). Keep in mind that these rubber stamps are not wood-mounted. You'll be receiving several duplicates of unused stamps that you can either keep, give away or sell on eBay. If you're interested, act quickly by sending me a comment on this blog entry. (pending transaction - thank you Cheryl G).

I'll also be posting later this week some of the stash yarn I'm selling.

Comments

I love the organization, but I'm not sure I want to actually know what I've got squirrelled away in my stash. It may be too scary. Keeping track of needles would be a good thing though.

I must do the same thing.
You are always one step ahead of me, woman! I feel a connection. :D

I feel like throwing away half of my stuff.

Thanks for the inspiration.

Thanks for the needle chart (have also downloaded the stash chart but am too scared to start filling it in)! x

I would love the needle chart in Excel, if you don't mind!

I would appreciate the needle chart in excel, please. I enjoyed your site, especially seeing all your socks...

If you are still sharing, I'd love to have the knitting needle inventory in spreadsheet format.

Please email the needle chart to me excel format. I was so glad to find this available so that I don't have to "reinvent the wheel".
Thanks very much.