Topic: Wardrobe Planning. YES, I plan my wardrobe! I never thought to write about it. This question of wardrobe planning came up in the blog world and I am only too happy to answer. In short, I believe wardrobe planning, like everything, takes a certain amount of self-control and focus. The process for me begins with retiring belongings, otherwise known as cleaning out or donating, for the obvious purpose of organizing but in a knitter’s case, this careful consideration informs [knitting] project choice. Ravelry acts as a record-keeping system. What does this mean?
Funny, when I notice my frustration regarding housing all things knitting. I am quick to think it is the stash of yarn that needs some kind of attention. Whether it be shelving for the large collection of yarn, or a way in which to organize the yarn, a color coding system, a pattern to fiber system . . . these sorts of things. However I am noticing, it is not the housing of the yarn stash at all that is taking my planning and thoughtful consideration, rather the housing of my finished projects. And, of course, as time moves along, this ‘challenge’ only grows.
I know, I know, you thought I had a system and I did. Question. Do you ever re-visit your own thinking or walk around critiquing this or that about your house after you’ve come home from a trip? One of the things I like best about travel, besides the obvious, is that upon arriving back home, I do just that. As if I were a visitor into someone else’s house and seeing the house for the first time, I walk around to see what it looks like, feels like, I ask myself questions like what could I do to make my environment more pleasing? Have I utilized light and space to its fullest advantage?
When I did just that this last trip, I didn’t love the arrangement I had created for my finished objects. I also noticed the containers my sweaters were in looked sweaty, not a good look visually and I wondered if that was doing harm to the garments. Also, I knew there was more space in my upstairs due to the fact that I have been working down my stash and not purchasing more yarn which is an amazing thing in itself! Another thing I’ve felt, like children, when not in sight I miss them. Yes, these projects really are a part of me. ok . . I thought, I need to revisit my own system of organization of all things yarn and do so by utilizing one spare bedroom.
First step. Since my closets are painted as beautiful as the room, I thought, let’s take off the door so that it becomes an extension of the room. “Does this shelf unit fit in the closet? How ’bout a sweater nook?” I asked myself. The sun streams east to west and narry into this space. A bit of luck! Let’s remove this, put that there and let’s see, “I think this may work!” Not purchasing one new thing to pull this new arrangement off but rearranging in a smarter way, the look and feel is now quite different.
Feel free to browse my creative space. I think I’m quite happy!
Until my next critique (after travel), me thinks this looks pretty good!