Just to show you how untidy my mind (my life?) is, I skipped KCBW Day 2 entirely and toddled on to Day 3.
Today's topic is supposed to be about how one keeps one's knitting and knitting stuff organized: yarn, needles, patterns, etc etc. Organized? Me? Not so much. I inspect with interest various computer and internet tools for keeping track of it all, but I always find that I'd rather spend all the organizing time necessary to these schemes doing actual knitting.
LibraryThing. I have put all my knitting books on it, and it's been very handy in quandries such as "do I already have that book?" You can see down in the lower right portion of this page a little widget displaying random covers from said knitting library, and here's the physical bookcase they're all in. As you can tell from the photo, there is at this point a bit of overflow. The situation could do with a little overhaul.
So there you have it. My name is Ptarmigan and I am a slob. I would feel worse about the situation if knitting were my profession and not my hobby. But my professional stuff is curiously tidy. Records from a previous business are stored in banker's boxes in this very closet. Ditto the abandoned possessions of a son who has flown the nest. Around the corner is a bookcase that contains the orderly music and dvd collections for my current water aerobics profession. And there have been put forward various creative chaos theories that I like to justify my slobitude. One is that apparent chaos is just another form of organization, and another that clutter is stimulating to creativity. So I will probably just keep knitting on, feeling a tiny bit guilty, and at odd moments frustrated (where is that purple alpaca, anyway?), but creative as all get-out.