Re: Lost...Ounces of Prevention
I've got most of my tatting stuff in three drawers. I try to set up projects so they can be self-contained, and I don't have to dig in the drawers.
I put each project into a small plastic zipper pouch, which is sturdy enough to be poke-proof. I favour bobbin shuttles because I don't have to put down my shuttle when I need to make joins, and there's no crochet hook to lose! I also like to have a Clover shuttle just for unpicking mistakes, but for small pieces I try to wind the "ball thread" onto it, so that it can't drop down and disappear, either. These are the projects I feel okay to take out and tat on the bus. There's one project where I have to use an extra-small crochet hook. After dropping it between the couch cushions a couple of times, I tied a couple of rubber bands on it. Inelegant, but it works. Anyway, I don't take that project out of the house, because it requires more concentration.
I've got another little pouch with tapestry needles and threader for sewing in ends. So I can take this about, too — but I do so hate sewing in ends that I'm leaving it at home most of the time!