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Topic: HOW do you stash all of your yarn!?  (Read 2016 times)
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skuterrat
« Reply #30 on: September 14, 2007 05:26:04 AM »

skuterrat - I love that pic! My cats are both very fond of my new shelves. Mine look the same, except they're bigger(?), black/brown, and from Ikea (I have the "medium" Expedit unit). I love them!

lol - for a second I thought you meant that your cats were bigger, black/brown and from Ikea.  I was like, "Woah, where is there an Ikea that sells cats?"  I think that means it's time for coffee...  Wink
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mooncalf
« Reply #31 on: September 14, 2007 07:42:46 AM »

I keep mine in my suitcase when I'm not using it. I live in a tiny flat and you have to make the most of ALL the available space. To make sure I don't forget what I have I made a spreadsheet of the whole lot. That bit was terrifying and appalling!
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LilMissPink
« Reply #32 on: September 14, 2007 10:46:31 AM »

I try not to keep a lot so I keep a limited amount of space to fill up. I have a mini chest of drawers on wheels (it's about desk-height) with 3 drawers. I use the top drawer for needles, beads, rulers, scissors, etc. and the other 2 for yarn. When it starts to get full I know it's time to stop buying and start using what I have.  Smiley

ETA: I don't just throw the yarn in there, I put yarns of the same kind together in a ziplock bag, but if they're loose/unwinded i put them in their own bag so it won't get tangled with anything else.
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Halidays
« Reply #33 on: September 14, 2007 11:05:00 AM »

I am horrible about my yarn stash.  I literally have it all over our house.  The only rooms I have no yarn is my little ones room and the basement.  Other than that, it is everywhere!  I probably have 8 of the giant rubber maid containers full and overflowing with yarn...I need to purge some on ebay!

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discoprincess
« Reply #34 on: September 14, 2007 11:24:29 AM »

currently: a variety of large rubbermaid containers

in the near future: a bookcase from ikea that is separated into cubes. i'll put drawers at the bottom and then disperse some of it in there with  various other items. Some will probably stay in the rolling drawer system to stay safe though.

I live in a tiny apartment. Its got knitting and computers everywhere. its ...not exactly stylish right now Smiley
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« Reply #35 on: September 14, 2007 01:18:42 PM »

Get the Bf out!  Cheesy ... or as I once did in pillow cases ..
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« Reply #36 on: September 14, 2007 11:00:14 PM »

I have some yarn stacked in those BIG plastic rubber made containers.   I also have a wooden trunk that I use as a coffee table and it's full of yarn.  I put small odds and ends of left-over yarn in a basket w/ a lid.  I have 'current projects' or yarn that I want to use next.. on a shelf in a wooden wardrobe cabinet thing in the Living Room.  At least that way- it is easier to get to. 

I dream some day of having my own home w/ a craft room where I can put all my various craft supplies and store my yarn displayed maybe like a yarn shop?   
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1QueenofCrochet
« Reply #37 on: September 15, 2007 05:39:17 PM »

How about a laundry basket or hamper ?  That is what I would use when we lived in a small space. 
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sherry71
« Reply #38 on: September 15, 2007 07:41:48 PM »

Okay, I have a rather large stash (700+ skeins).  I have an under the bed clear storage box just for my sock yarn.  I have 2 - 20 gallon plastic storage containers for my really good yarn (expensive, or wool so no moths get to it).  I have another 2-30 gallon bins that I keep all my recycled yarn in.  I have 6 bookshelves stacked to the brim (color coordinated) with my yarn that isn't as expensive.  For WIP's, I got about 8 small plastic totes with handles that I put each project in that I am working on.  This is after I went through all my yarn & donated about 70 partial or full balls that I knew I would probably never use up.  My husband doesn't realize how much yarn I have as it is stacked so well.  However, he is great as he never complains.  He tells me, Oh well.....you collect yarn & knitting stuff & I collect cameras, etc which probably cost more (HAH, he has no clue how much most of my yarn costs!).
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