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bustergordon
« on: December 25, 2007 09:02:56 PM »

I'm sure this has already been discussed ad nauseum, but I'm a newbie to knitting and I'm looking for a good way to store all of the yarn I've already accumulated, plus the needles in every shape and size that I seem to pick up for each project.  Right now, I've just got a corner of a spare bedroom with bags and bags of stuff heaped up.  I'd prefer something a bit more organized.

So...what are you storing your stash in?

Thanks!

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« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2007 07:06:57 AM »

I've got an Expedit shelf from Ikea with 'matching' boxes - stuffed to the brim with yarn and books. I love it. I think it depends a little on how much space you have and where you can put your storage solution. Some people use rubber maid, plastic bags (those SpaceBags would probably work great for yarn, too). Just ponder where you'd like to store it, and then look for storage soultion for that area. Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2007 08:33:57 AM »

I have a lot of my yarn in baskets without tall handles that I can pile in the corner and still admire the yarn in them.  I also have a bookshelf in that corner stuffed full of yarn.  Of course that corner is quite full, so I also have yarn stuffed in boxes and totes around the house.  I keep my extra needles and notions in one of those clear drawer shelving units.  And I have my Options needle set bag that goes with my everywhere with all the items I need all the time.
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« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2007 02:30:12 PM »

I just use a giant rubbermaid container - sort the yarns by color.

My goal is to get a giant old fashioned toy chest to store the yarns in! =)
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« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2007 03:47:13 PM »

I love having translucent or clear containers in medium sizes so I can see what's in them without digging too much. Smiley  I have 5 small plastic tubs, one of them is Snapware (Christmas gift), so there are layers w/ easy access (just right for skeins from the ball winder). Smiley 

I also like to use sweater bags from the Dollar Tree (they don't sell online, but there is a store locator).  I think they're a good size to make 2 layers of yarn--just right for looking at without digging through the bag.  These bags can be manipulated to lay nicely on top of each other or squished to fit, which is great for the shelf some of my stash lives on.

My newest place for my stash is a wicker seat with a flip-top cushion & bag inside from Tuesday Morning. Smiley

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« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2007 07:43:26 AM »

Boxes.  Many, many boxes.  And a few bags.

I need storage ideas too. Sad
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« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2007 07:48:07 AM »

i use an old cedar chest to keep most of my yarn in..i use a tall vase to hold my needles. and of course i have about a million balls of yarn floating around the house ..I also keep an emergency bag of yarn and needles in my car..you never know when you're gonna be stuck somewhere:)
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« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2007 08:57:00 AM »

A little messy because I had just pulled a bunch of yarn out for christmas projects, but this is my prettiest yarn corner Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: December 27, 2007 08:59:00 AM »

I had the same problem for the longest time. but I got a really big bin but its thin enough to fit under my bed when not in use. Then from there I use my super amazing organizational skills. they also have needle holders( they hang off of a hook) at like Joann's they range from 15-30 bucks.
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bustergordon
« Reply #9 on: December 27, 2007 09:07:56 AM »

Lots of good ideas here...thanks!  I have a storage chest that unbelievably is empty right now...I may claim it before hubby realizes what is going on. 
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