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Marina McIntire

Not knowing how far your predilections have taken you, I am reluctant to make pronouncements about preventing the out-of-sight syndrome. The advantage to that, however is this: You'll come across one (or many, as in my case) in an off moment and be delighted to find something partly or even mostly done. Quick gratification is the reward for this otherwise cowardly "solution" to the terrible clutter.
p.s. I have a largish pile of WIP's (works in progress) on the floor of my clothes closet. The cat would love to get in there and explore; that's the only disadvantage.

Anji

I usually keep my various projects close at hand, I did have a space that was entirely mine - the dinning room table where I used either my sewing machine or table loom. I am not sure what I will have in the next house. I do have a basket which I kept next to my chair in the living room. The basket I have is a fair size and is able to hold most of my projects in their various bags.

Dark Puss

Finish them off? Cat runs rapidly through flap to escape from things being hurled at him ...

Rebecca

I believe Dark Puss needs some knitting reader of this blog to make him a pair of handknit socks so he'll come to understand the value of having all kinds of knitting always to hand, and the seriousness of your question! Such shocking callousness in his answer! =sigh=

I keep my knitting in bags, usually two: one major project (sweater there now), one pair of socks. When not in use, they're hanging from the coat rack. Our 9 month old kitten is far too interested in climbing into the yarn to leave them lying about, and the family heartily approves!

Dark Puss

Callousness? That hurts.

I offer a genuine apology here to Cornflower and all her knitting commentators. In future I will try not to offer advice on matters about which I know little or nothing. Can I assure everyone that my suggestion was not meant facetiously, despite my knowing that it might not be popular - I genuinely thought it might be a reasonable solution. If space is no object then indeed why not have dozens of projects on the go, I started from this comment I need the space for books. So where to put them?

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Cornflower

No apology needed, DP! Were you a knitter or similar you would see the need for having a variety of projects on the go all at one time, so to answer your suggestion to finish them off (a perfectly sensible solution), having done so I'd likely then be replacing each one with something else of a similar degree of complexity.

Rebecca

No apology needed indeed--the sock suggestion was meant to soften the potential harm. . . Just offering, yes, the idea that we end up with many projects. Many. So many, that the suggestion that maybe a knitter COULD finish up one of (her) projects and tidy things up a bit has been made. So I assumed you were being at least tongue in cheek. . . or at least funny!

No harm done ( I hope!)--and I think that commenting on things one knows nothing about can be liberating and informative.

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