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MopTopStumptown
« on: September 30, 2006 09:18:31 AM »

I go through yarn like it's a bad habit.  At the bottom of my yarn stash lived a giant pile of yarn labels from my old purchases and projects.  Well... last night, in a moment of pure geek manic, I catalogued my yarn stash.  I drafted a quick form on MS Word and printed out a bunch of copies on cardstock (leftover supply from wedding invites).  Then I sat at the kitchen table filling in the blanks and taping swatches of yarn to the sheets.  After I finished recording the details, I'd recycle the label.  All I need to do now is find a 3-ring binder and use it to store the sheets for my new Yarn Stash Catalogue.   Smiley  I'm such a yarn geek.

Each sheet records the following details about a particular yarn:
  • Yarn Name
  • Manufacturer
  • Color
  • Dye Lot
  • Weight
  • Yardage
  • Fiber Content
  • Price
  • Washing Instructions
  • Special Notes


It kicks much organizational-ass if I say so myself.  They look like this:

Yarn Stash Sheets by Mopped Top, on Flickr
 Anyhoot.  They're already super helpful to have around, so I thought I'd share them with y'all lovely craftsters.  
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« Reply #1 on: September 30, 2006 02:39:07 PM »

wow.  That's intense.  No, really, really intense.  I have a shopping bag of spare yarn and pieces.  A walmart shopping bag.
Now I feel inferior and a little silly.  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: September 30, 2006 05:43:38 PM »

What a good idea!!!!  Your  sea cloud baby hat is to die for too!!!  What yarn is it?  Shocked
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« Reply #3 on: September 30, 2006 06:25:53 PM »

Wow.  That is far more organized than I could ever hope to be.  I salute you!
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K_lox
« Reply #4 on: October 01, 2006 09:07:49 AM »

Holy cow. That's amazingly organized (and slightly neurotic, I daresay!)  Tongue Hehe. It's a great idea though, and I think I'd totally do it if only I used more types of yarn. Do you record which projects you've done with the yarns?
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« Reply #5 on: October 01, 2006 09:20:53 AM »

What a good idea!!!!  Your  sea cloud baby hat is to die for too!!!  What yarn is it?  Shocked

thanks!  i'm in love with that little hat.  i used Zucca.... an amazing but discontinued yarn. i bought a few balls of it on major sale last year and the sea cloud hat finished off the stash.  wish i had bought more. it feels great to the touch.

sickrose - no, you're right... totally neurotic.  i admit it.   Roll Eyes but i'm also working on launching my own biz so it was something i needed to do eventually.  i tried to jot down which project i did with the yarn on the card. but i also try to take pictures of all my finished projects.  it never works out to more than 75% of the stuff being captured.  quite hit or miss, really.

babymarie - no worries!  i did that until the bag was stuffed so full i had to dump it out each time i needed something.  Smiley

i forgot to mention... if y'all want, i could email you the MS word doc so you can print out your own sheets. 
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amybaby
« Reply #6 on: October 01, 2006 11:49:56 AM »

u rock! i was thinking of something like that, i'm thinking of starting a small biz. for now i just started an etsy shop to see how it will go, but still a hobby. How do u plan on sorting them in the book, by weight, fiber or color?
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2006 12:43:39 PM »

u rock! i was thinking of something like that, i'm thinking of starting a small biz. for now i just started an etsy shop to see how it will go, but still a hobby. How do u plan on sorting them in the book, by weight, fiber or color?

cute stuff in your etsy shop!  are you felting by hand or by machine?  and i'm organinzing ABC order. i figured if i went by fiber content i'd go bonkers trying to find out where the blended ones go, y'know?
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amybaby
« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2006 11:26:33 PM »

Thanks, hand crocheted then mashine washed. I didn't even think about blends! silly me. abc sounds good. Whenever i get organized, i'll keep a price list of each yarn from different vendors then by yard or oz so i can compare costs of differently packaged yarns of similar weight.
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« Reply #9 on: October 03, 2006 12:16:26 PM »

haha! thats so awesome
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