Wednesday, August 29, 2007

Where are the WIPS?

See this? Great for storage. Holds lots of yarn, stackable, has clear sides so I can see the contents. Great. It is one of three that lives in my walk in closet where the stash resides. (Don't kid yourself, my entire stash does NOT fit in three 20 Qt. bins.) As well as this works it is simply not meant to live under my coffee table where it has been doing double duty as a project catch all. Not very pretty.

Now this Lantern Moon Rice Basket, is pretty but just not practical. It is too inviting to the cats so it must live up high where it is harder to get to. The plastic bags my WIPS live in sticking out of the top are also not all that attractive...

I also tried these cubby holes. The problem here was too much space. Yes, I know that is hard to believe. However, I found myself putting the next projects I was considering on the shelves and then going on to different ones! So, those projects-to-be are going back in the stash closet where they belong. The cubby holes have been reallocated as book shelves. Goodness knows I have plenty of books!

So what's next? This!

Looks like a picnic basket and is the exact color of my coffee table. Fits underneath with no trouble. It is just big enough to hold several live projects, lined to prevent snags, pretty, and has a cover to keep out the cats. Yipee! I hope this is it. Can I maybe, just maybe, stop looking for the perfect WIP container now? Fingers are crossed.

6 comments:

HollyEQQ said...

Oh how pretty your new basket is! I was all impressed when I saw the white boxes too because I think they are the best for long term stash storage.
Hope it works for you.
Happy Hump Day.
Holly

Jackie said...

What a perfect, pretty basket! Let us know how it works out for you.

Nichole said...

That's such a great idea!!! It looks WAY better than all my baskets, books, project bags and who-knows-what piled up next to my couch!

yarnophiliac said...

hehehe -- I have three of those baskets - ALL FULL! ahhhhh!

Julie said...

I think you have found the perfect WIP container!

SleepyEyes said...

You are so organzied! I love the basket with the blue lining....perfect!