I’m coming to love my scraps bin. I used to be fairly ruthless about throwing out little bits of yarn. If a yarn leftover was under 100 yards or so I’d decide I was never really going to use it for anything and just chuck it. But these days…these days I seem to find myself knitting more than my fair share of tiny stuff.
And now the cupcakes are happening (and there are at least a few other tiny things planned for later in the year), and they too are making heavy use of the scraps bin. I mean I did have to go find chocolate cake colored yarn in a shop (and the lady at the store was absolutely delightful about my quest…didn’t make me feel like a weirdo at all), but all the frosting is straight out of the extras pile.
So now I find myself wondering if there’s a good way to organize it. Right now it’s all in a big plastic storage container (the kind that are about the size of the biggest carry on suitcases), but it gets super jumbled and things get lost and I find myself having to dump it all out to sort and play with it whenever I want to find something.
So tell me all your grand ideas. How do you keep your little bits organized? Do you actually keep them organized, or is it sort of a free for all? Do you keep them labeled, or just sort of trust that you’ll be able to figure it out if you need to?