I have a number of project bags/totes that have my project, pattern, tape measure, row counters and note pad/pen. The pattern is in a sheet protector so I can mark the row I am on using Post-its or highlighter tape. I also keep track of modifications and where I have left off. One of my favorite bags is a felted tote that I made.
All of my knitting books are together now, on a shelf where I can get at them easily. They had been tucked away on a shelf in my closet, but I wasn't using them as much because they were hard to get at in that poorly lit spot. The magazines that I collect are on the same shelf in magazine holders.
I did the Red Line Yarn Crawl last week and bought a collection of beautiful skeins, I want to put them out so I can look at them as I search for pattern ideas. I have seen a few ideas on other blogs that I like. One idea is to get some peg racks and hang the skeins, or bowls to place on a shelf or table. Sounds, good right?
Now, my secret shame.... I have some very nice yarn in my stash now, but not all of it is listed on my Ravelry Stash page, and there are no photos! I store this yarn in a few storage tubs in my rooms, two mediums sized ones and then three small ones. I hope to get help posting all of my stash and projects soon. I know it will help me match up yarn that I have to patterns I put in my Favorites queue.
So do I have a tidy mind and tidy stitches... let me put it this way....there is room for great improvement!
All of these "tidy tricks" are recent... I have been stepping up my committment to working on more involved projects and I find that I am more apt to work longer when everything I need is right there. I do feel more relaxed about getting down to work because I know all of my stuff is together, waiting for me.