Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Project Tip!


I am a complete project junkie!  I always have a bazillion projects going between my needles and hooks.  The problem is - as much as I LURVE my coveted Namaste Bags, they cannot hold 12 WIPs between the two of them (or they'd need to be the size of a small car).  BUT, I don't want to just throw my projects on my shelves.  I live in the country.  We have bugs (moths) and dust!  (I think it's a bad sign when you've started naming your dust bunnies.)  So I like to pop my projects in clear plastic bags.  I was using a lot of Ziploc bags, when I realized that unless I BUY the large ones, my bigger projects and all of the supplies I need for that project are not going to fit in the bag.  And since I am frugal (more money for yarn that way), I've started recycling comforter and bedding bags.


Here's whatcha do.  Everytime you or a family member buys bedding (sheet sets, comforters, or even slipcovers), save the plastic zipper bag.  They make AMAZING project bags.  PLUS - most of them are square on the bottom - so they sit really nicely on a shelf until you're ready to grab your project and go.  (They also sit nicely on the floor to knit or crochet out of.)  Many dept stores ditch these bags after setting up a display.  Ask your local retailer if they'll save them for you.  It's a great way to recycle.  The bags are heavy enough that they won't rip.  So you can use them over and over and over again.



  1. Great tip! I use ziplock big bags, but saving the storage bags from sheets and blankets is a great idea.

  2. Wow, I might have to try this! My husband always kids with me that I always 10 or more projects going at once. I put them up, get upset when I got to take them back out and they are messed up or whatever. This would help that situation out so much! Thanks!

  3. Ah ah! I knew I was saving those for a good reason!

    I've been using ziploc bags as well, but I have one project that has grown beyond the ziploc.

    Heading to the storeroom now...


  4. I use these, too! I love that they're see-through. I also use them to store my crochet hooks, knitting needles, etc. And, I have a small one that I keep my quilt binding supplies in.

  5. I do the same thing. I new at blogging on blogspot, it is so much fun to see the things others are making,I've been knitting and crocheting etc most my life,such fun :)


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