Organizing Your Stash
Let's go ahead and admit it, we all have an embarrassingly large collection of yarn stuffed into every nook and cranny of our home. It can really be a wonderful thing to have such varieties at your fingertips when crochet inspiration hits, but if your stash gets out of hand it is easy to forget what you own!
There are many different ways to divide and conquer your mountains of fiber. Some crafters like to separate by color or by fiber content. Sarah wrote a fantastic post showing her method of sorting by possible project (accessories, socks, sweaters, etc.). I absolutely love her idea of using a hanging shoe holder to corral both the pattern and its assigned yarn for future projects.
Personally, I just don't know what my yarn will become until inspiration strikes so I prefer to arrange by yarn weights. I generally keep my yarns stored away in either a basket or bin but I do like to have them easily accessible. When I acquire a new yarn, I don't immediately file it away… partially because I like to keep it within eyesight… mostly because I'm lazy. Since my move to Colorado, I have procured a good amount of yarn: it was time to get down to business!
And here you can see my wonderful closet-o-crafts. The best part is that I can view my fuzzy yarn beauties even when the door is shut thanks to the nifty circular glass window.
|How do you organize your yarn? I would love to hear from you!|