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« on: April 28, 2016 05:41:47 AM »

I'm moving into a new place this weekend, which is the perfect opportunity to re-think my yarn storage (and my fabric storage, and my tool storage, and and and- well, you get the idea! Grin). Currently, I keep my yarn in a big plastic tote box, which is a) somewhat unsightly, and b) I always have to take everything out to find what I need. And the yarn tends to unwind itself from the balls and get tangled in the process. I'm thinking about going to the dollar store and investing in lingerie washing bags to keep the balls with their mates- there's nothing worse than being 3/4s of the way through a project and not being able to find that last skein you know was there last time you looked!

I really want to get rid of the ugly plastic box. Looking at it is plain old de-inspiring. Not just uninspiring. That would sort of be a neutral outcome. I find the sight of unnecessary plastic hanging around makes me feel like i don't deserve to make nice things, if that makes sense.

Which brings me to my next idea, which was to use Craigslist to find a small dresser on the Free Stuff board. It doesn't really matter what it looks like- hey, I'm a Craftster! We can gussy up anything! There's a company called Solutions (clearly founded by someone with OCD Wink) that sells all manner of drawer dividers and that sort of stuff. If I had those, I could designate each drawer for a colour family and know at a glance what's what.

We all know the terrible secret of serious knitters- we all have a stash, and it's much bigger than we admit to. How do you store it? And do you have a way to keep track of it?

I carry a bag that says FREE KNITTING LESSONS on my daily transit commute, & give a little hands-on tutorial to anyone who asks. They get a starter kit with needles, enough cotton yarn to make a plain dishcloth and a set of instructions. Swaps/donations for materials welcome!
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