yarn storage

Kristan asked me about yarn storage:
As a non-knitter, I have become curious about all of this yarn. WHERE DO YOU KEEP IT? What organization system is maintained for that purpose? How do you keep the boys out of it?

I took a few pictures for you Kristan. After seeing how organized your house is, I'm hoping you'll still want to speak to me after you see my yarn storage. πŸ˜‰

This tower of bins in the corner of my living room is my main yarn storage. When I first started I had two of those blue bins on the bottom there, then I traded one of them for the larger clear bin on top of the blue one. Then my All Seasons Cotton stash required its own bin and I added that small clear one. That stash outgrew that bin and the clear bin with the blue lid is sweater quantities of yarn. The basket is supposed to be current projects but it's often where unfinishd or ignored projects go to marinate and think about what they've done to make me mad.

Sadly, it doesn't end there.

I'm not sure now where I got the idea, but I decided that once I wasn't growing Kombucha anymore I could use the giant jar to store sock yarn. It's kept out of the dust, but I can still see it! Unforunately, it's not big enough, and that cardboard box has quite a bit of sock (and other) yarn also.

And yes, one more picture.

I recently colonized this drawer in the entertainment center for yarn storage. I just got tired of seeing baggies of yarn taunting me. The things that aren't covered by these pictures are the yarn I just got yesterday, it hasn't found homes yet, and the garbage bags full of Babba's acrylic which live in the storage by the carport and gets pulled out when I need yarn for school projects, or if someone I know needs some acrylic for something. If I keep trying to teach kids to finger knit, we'll get through eventually. I hope.

As far as how I keep the boys out of it, they just don't go after it. Stefan moves my knitting around if I leave my current project on the couch or something, but then again, so does Erik. Honestly, they aren't that interested. Niels will tell you that he's learning to knit, but he's really knit about three stitches.

I hope Kristan, and the rest of my intrepid blog readers, will still speak to me after this post!

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6 thoughts on “yarn storage

  1. Juls January 19, 2009 / 5:23 pm

    I have tried on many occasions to put all the yarn in one place. This is embarassing and has always ended in failure. Also, because I am afraid of moths, all the yarn is hidden in baggies, bins, etc. which are not all the same size. My new plan is to knit from the stash until it fits into the containers I have.

  2. Monsoons & Mangoes April 19, 2009 / 4:56 pm

    "The basket is supposed to be current projects but it's often where unfinishd or ignored projects go to marinate and think about what they've done to make me mad."
    You're cute.
    LOL…I just bloody well got tricked into signing up for a vox account. Hooray – now I have another blog! πŸ™‚

  3. abigailvr April 19, 2009 / 7:15 pm

    Those knitting projects need to be put in their place!Are you going to post here??

  4. Monsoons & Mangoes April 19, 2009 / 7:56 pm

    Oh, probably! LOL can't help myself, can I?
    Might be a good move to build my fan base πŸ˜‰

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