"I've had a question on my blog and no one seems to have an answer but you touched on it. You said you kitted up some pieces. When you kit, do you just put a whole skein of floss in it or do you measure some out? If you measure out a certain number of strands - how do you estimate how much floss you need?? "
I thought this would make a good posting. So Jean here is my answer.
When I kit up any pattern I normally include a full skein of the floss I am going to use. Occasionally if it looks like I won't need a full skein it will only be part of skein that's left over from another finished project. Then I pick out and include the fabric and needle. Each one is in a plastic baggie already for me to grab it and go. The only thing missing in each baggie is the scissors. Though I'm sure if I had enough scissors they would be in the baggie too.
So today I looked around for most of my kitted patterns. Please note I said most. LOL
The first photo above is a large basket filled with the ones I want to do first. That basket sits in a corner of my living room. The photo below shows a storage bin in my back room of patterns that I've kitted up to do over the last couple of years. I will do them one day it's just that so many other new pattern have come out that HAVE to be stitched first. Makes sense right? LOL
Then there's the basket of Christmas ornament patterns and partially kitted projects in another corner.
And finally a small pile of patterns that are awaiting their overdyed floss and/or fabric before the go in the large basket.
Oh, and that doesn't include any new patterns that may come my way that say "Stitch me NOW!" Like the one I just HAD to start when I went to the sit and stitch at my LNS. :)
But that post is for tomorrow.
So ladies and gents, do you kit new patterns up when you get them?
How many do YOU have? :)
Until next time.........
Love and stitches