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thatcoolkidmitch
« on: August 30, 2011 11:18:01 AM »

When I first started to crochet, managing my yarn was fairly simple. I had one little wicker basket that I kept all my yarn in...but then I slow started to acquire more and more yarn and I have suddenly found myself with three baskets full to the brim and overflowing with balls of yarn. (Especially now that I have started doing Amigurumi and I seem to be adding a new color or two a week!)

Before it was easy to keep one basket on my desk but my cats now think that it is their personal toy basket...and I seem to find my yarn scattered all over my floor every morning...

What I wanted to see was how do YOU store your yarn? Do you use baskets or organization containers? Or have you come up with a clever way to store everything? I need some good ideas because I am running out of baskets!!!
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Veganlala
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2011 02:22:12 PM »

I have the same problem! I know that I want to do something like this:

http://recycledfrockery.tumblr.com/post/8256293887/ok-so-the-idea-for-this-coffee-can-cubbies-yarn

but I haven't yet. Right now my system is a crate with things I'm currently working on, and a backpack full of yarn I'm not using yet. It's pretty simple, and if I put everything away once I'm done crocheting it seems to work out well. As for your cat, I'm not sure, maybe try stacking the baskets?
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thatcoolkidmitch
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2011 06:55:00 AM »

Oh my gosh! That is TOO adorable! I am very much going to do that now, I have the perfect amount of wall space in my crafting area that I could do this in! Now I just need to start collecting coffee cans somehow...
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Eamea
« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2011 09:07:01 AM »

My solution is not nearly as cute as that, but it does keep my cats out of my yarn.  I just use the storage tubs, and I like the clear the best.  I have one for threads, one for novelty yarns, and one for everything else.
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mandys_momma
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011 05:07:46 AM »

Oh my gosh! That is TOO adorable! I am very much going to do that now, I have the perfect amount of wall space in my crafting area that I could do this in! Now I just need to start collecting coffee cans somehow...

Maybe you could use plastic pipe instead of the coffee cans? I know that's not as "green", but the pipe comes in all different sizes. Sometimes I have big, huge balls of yarn and other times, just little balls of leftovers, etc.
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peihan17
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011 10:44:55 AM »

I use plastic drawers like this:


They sell them for fairly cheap at places like Target, Walmart, Container Store.  Similar idea to plastic tubs, but I like them better because I can sort my yarn, instead of having a big tub to dig through.  I also use them to store finished things, so my cat doesn't get to them Smiley

thatcoolkidmitch, be happy that you only found your yarn scattered!  Mine would tangle it, tear it up, and then eat my yarn if he had the chance  Tongue
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thatcoolkidmitch
« Reply #6 on: September 07, 2011 08:49:09 AM »

I am glad they don't mangle them, they just like to pull them out of the basket and roll it around on the floor. I do have one of those plastic containers for my boyfriend and I's other crafting things (sewing things, buttons, sequins, a draw dedicated to adhesives, etc) and we are starting to move all of that into the amazing hutch that we found at a local thrift store so I may steal it for the yarn but I do love those coffee cans.

Someday my yarn will have somewhere to live!
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