I am fairly certain that I live under a rock.
Honestly, it’s a miracle I know how to use a smart phone. I think Reed is better with Siri than I am. (He’s not quite five…).
I mean, the things they’ve invented these days. I just can’t keep up.
If you’re like me and you’ve been knitting for a while, you accumulate a lot of wrappy things like scarves and shawls. Or cowls. It’s a hazard of the hobby/art/passion, and I’ve long since accepted the fact that my life if overflowing with woolly things.*
It’s pretty standard to walk into my house and see a shawl thrown over a chair here or lumped into a pile on a table there. I have cowls shoved into my purse and drawers filled with hats and sweaters. It’s a little chaotic, and I doubt Martha Stewart would be impressed.
This is nothing new. I’ve been grappling with knitwear organization for a while now. I’ve also been trying to work out: how to overcome my addiction to high-quality chocolate, how to exercise while I am sleeping, and how to knit while I am sleeping. (Basically I want to figure out how to do everything while I am sleeping…)
So. One day earlier this year, I am in Target** on a mission to purchase REGULAR hangers to accommodate my Big Move when something catches my eye in that Holy Crap kind of way.
Kind of like when you are in a yarn store and see a flashing sign indicating your favorite yarn is free that day.
I see a Scarf Hanger.
Who knew there was such a thing!?!!? (Yes, I am sure you already knew, but I didn’t know…so please don’t rub it in…)
For $10, my scarf-shawl-cowl drama got a little less dramatic.
Seriously, it has made my scarf-shawl-cowl organization SO much better. There’s a whole variety of them on Amazon here. Ten bucks will get a long ways toward containing your bursting knitwear collection.
I’m just saying…make a little wiggle room in your budget for one (or four) of these little guys.
I love it because:
- You can see all your accessories at once.
- You can pull out just one shawl and the others stay put.
- It’s a space saver.
- It makes me feel like Martha Stewart might not judge me so harshly after all.
- It now seems only logical to CONTINUE knitting scarves-shawls-cowls even though I already own too many.
My scarf hanger has nine holes, although some of the Amazon variety have EVEN MORE holes. I can actually put a couple scarves in each hole without losing too much function.
Now, tell me what else they’ve invented that I don’t know about yet!
**Is it un-P.C. to admit that Target is one of my favorite places on Earth even though I know everything is made in China using slave labor and ecosystem pillage to make zillions of dollars at the expense of everyone else on the planet?