Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Day Three: 30th March. Tidy mind, tidy stitches.
How do you keep your yarn wrangling organised? It seems like an easy to answer question at first, but in fact organisation exists on many levels. Maybe you are truly not organised at all, in which case I am personally daring you to try and photograph your stash in whatever locations you can find the individual skeins.

A few years ago, our lives changed rather drastically, and we bought a new-to-us house.  The renovation of, and addition to, that tiny old house are subjects for another blog entirely, but one of my favorite things about the new house is the Stash Closet my husband built for me.  It has adjustable pull-out shelves that go from floor to ceiling, and should surely have been enough room for the ever-growing stash.

The collection of fibery goodness had already outgrown the Wonderful Closet before I even began to organize and store it away.  Then my sister died, and I inherited her stash, too. 
<----here is a small part of that.


THEN my son, his wife, and their four small children moved in with us, and everything got hurriedly removed from the downstairs bedroom as part of the effort to make space for them...and stowed in what will one day become our dining room/my library.  

<-----  It looks like this now. : (  I can't even get to a fairly large heap of yarn that got shoved behind this mess...

In addition, I have baskets and bags of yarn and needles and WIPs and prospective WIPs everywhere in the house.  I usually have a project or two in the car, too, just in case.

So I guess that I am partially organized...although it's more like marginally-contained chaos.  = )


CraftyCripple said...

Hey you look impressively organised to me, it's not your fault family came to live with you and your storage got walloped.

tishka said...

I never thought of labeling bins but that makes so much sense.Of course if I start doing that Ill be on my way to being total organized...not going to

Kepanie said...

You've started and that is a start. You may need a shed sized closet to store all that wonderful yarn. I'm still in awe that your hubbie built you a stash closet. Nice!

thebyrdsnest53 said...

Very cool to have a stash closet!

Becky said...

The apparent organization is's really quite chaotic in Becky'sYarnWorld. :) There is yarn everywhere. This is likely to be the most organized that I will ever become.

The labeling of the bins was a recent occurrence. I was having to pull them all down to see what was in them every time and I thought it would make things a bit easier.

I LOVE my stash closet! I had one at the previous home too, but I had to share it with coats and board games and my husband's old Marine Corps uniform and the 8mm movie projector and...well, you get the idea! :)

pip said...

What a great hubby to build you a Stash Closet!!