Hey Craftster Knitting!
It's been a long time since I've posted anywhere in Craftster..... just checked my last post. It's from '09. Yikes!
Anyways, I'm a product design student now and have been assigned a project with the goal of resolving a simple problem task.
For now, I just need to do research and one of the categories of things (we get to narrow it down to 3 categories) is knitting problems!
Not so much knitting techniques, but... the other stuff.
For example a problem I was thinking about was unifying yarn storage and use. I tend to store all of my yarn in a box together. I also tend to knit without using anything to hold my yarn at all (perhaps that's its own problem)..... As a result, my yarn skeins are frequently tangled with each other, and later, as I'm knitting, sometimes my yarn will roll off the couch and across the room or some other annoying location. To solve both problems, I've thought about creating little yarn 'houses' that are stackable and portable. One skein/ball per yarn house. There's a little opening to thread the working strand through. You can pick up each house of yarn and carry it to another room in your house to work on it, then bring it back and place it in back on your tower of yarn houses!
That's just a little idea I have. Not sure if it's a necessary solution, as I don't know how other knitters normally store their yarn.
To cut to the chase, I'd love some feedback on that idea (which is in it's baby stages... actually more like fetal stages), and also let me know anything else about your knitting storage and processes that you'd like me to hear.
How do you store your yarn?
Do you carry it around to different rooms/ public places?
Any other simple problems you'd like to gripe about? (I'd love to hear them!)
And lastly, this doesn't have to be reserved for knitting. If you hate something about a task in your morning routine, or wish some product existed.... let me know!
Thanks for giving this post some time!