This is my knitting box:
Yes: that's all of my knitting stuff (and that's an A4-size magazine). I realise that many of my knitting friends will be astonished - if not appalled - at the idea that all of my knitting kit and stash could possibly fit in a box this size. But when you have as many different hobbies as I do, and a finite size of house, you have to find a way to keep your "stuff" under control. This box keeps me honest.
A fair chunk of the space (along the left-hand side in the picture) is taken up just with needles. I have a lot of knitting needles. When I first needed a circular needle, I was looking for bamboo needles and found that I could buy a full set from China for about the price of two needles here! (You have to love eBay.) I then needed 8mm double-pointed needles for the sleeves of my pink cardigan. My local knitting shop couldn't even order these from their catalogue, so I turned back to eBay again... and ordered a full set of double-pointers, also bamboo, also from the far east. Plus a set of bamboo crochet hooks for good measure. They came all the way from Singapore and arrived in less than a week. So now I have almost every size of bamboo needle I could ever need. Along with a fair number of older metal needles, it all makes for quite an impressive collection if I spread it all out.
Most of the time, however, these all live along one side of my box.
I can also fit in around 30-40 balls of yarn. No space in the box? No yarn shopping for me! The only exception is if I buy something that I'm going to knit up straight away. Works-in-progress don't live in the box. But everything I'm not using is here, it's tidy, and it isn't allowed to take over the house.
How do you organise your hobbies?
Apologies for the rather hopeless mobile phone photos in this post!