For a while now my knitting needles as inventoried on Ravelry don't quite tally with needles in my hanging organiser. So last night, I went through all my circular needles (crochet hooks, DPNs and straights are always in order) mainly to separate the wheat from the chaff. Also, over the past few weeks, I noticed a fair few of my needles have joins that are pulling apart. This occurs either at the point the wood meets the metal
or the cable meets the metal housing. Now my preference has always been for metal tips but every once in a while (against my better judgement) I succumb to wooden tips and this is what I get.
Today all my Needles/Hooks as inventoried on Ravelry are spot on. I even included notes on who I've loaned what needles and cables to!
My updated list has been printed onto cardstock which I will pop into my knit kit and project bags in the hope that this will stop me buying duplicates and triplicates when at knit fairs this summer.
Particularly problematic were my interchangeable tips which moved about the chart depending on what cable they happened to be fixed to at the time. I've eliminated this problem by charting all tips on the 60" row and then making a side note of the cable lengths I own. Not entirely satisfactory but it works well enough for me.
Is "needles/hooks" a Ravelry feature you use? Have you got a different/better method of organising needles and hooks to stop you buying duplicates, triplicates & more-plicates? Or are you one to just buy the set and be done with it?