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on: November 16, 2017 07:13:15 AM 
Started by RovingAnarchist, Message by alwaysinmyroom
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WOW!  I am afraid if I stored yarn like that, my cats would have too much fun!  Grin

I store most of my yarn in plastic bins in a small closet. I have one for each type of yarn, like sock yarn, DK, etc.  I sort by gauge and also fiber. I use baskets to put yarns in for projects for the next month or so...ongoing projects are kept in tote bags with the pattern, needles, etc.

I made these for a friend in an apartment...they are intended to store yarn in a closet using regular clothes hangers. They hold about six large skeins of yarn...

on: November 15, 2017 12:32:48 PM 
Started by RovingAnarchist, Message by Fringey
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Check this out. Isn't it glorious? "Caked" yarn stored on a peg board. If only.

I don't have such a beautiful array of stash yarn and I also don't have the space to do something like this. I know what you mean about the plastic bin, though. It's not conducive to inspiration. I've gone through a number of yarn storage options as my stash has grown and shrunk and grown again and as I have moved to various different places. I bought a lovely wicker chest for it at first but I had the same problem you did with not being able to find what I wanted. Also, somehow the yarn always got tangled and knotted together even when I hadn't touched it in ages.

In my first house I got one of those ikea shelves that are all square openings and some of the baskets that fit into them and put my yarn in there, organized by fiber type. The stash outgrew that eventually, then had a baby and gave away about half my stash and was able to fit it into a few file boxes. I still can't find anything though.

I'm in a new house now and I don't know what I am going to do here. I've been really good about not adding to my stash and I am working through all my unfinished projects and trying to use up my stash. When I have used enough, I can buy more! Right?

I think the dresser with drawer organizers is a great idea. You could probably make your own organizers if you didn't want to buy them. Or you could maybe use christmas ornament spacers if you have generally smaller skeins.

Edit: Oops, I forgot to upload the image
on: January 05, 2018 08:38:38 AM 
Started by RovingAnarchist, Message by Patraw
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As I don't knit, I seldom use yarn, but, I was researching colanders and found this photo, which made me think of this thread:

There were a lot of other cool, crafty ideas for repurposing colanders that some of you might find appealing too:

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