Saturday, April 01, 2006

Flashing The Stash

Yarn Stash on shelvesI managed to get my stash unpacked and put away neatly on this set of shelves. I have a nagging feeling that I'm missing some yarn, however. I know I should have some lopi and some other baby yarns that I haven't found yet. No matter, there's still room on the shelves for a few more bags of yarn.

You can see more than just a yarn collection in this photo, there's a basket collection too. I think baskets and yarn are meant to go together, don't you? Just like peanut butter and jelly. I love the textures of yarn, of baskets, of all textiles really. But we are not going to get into the topic of other textile stashes today.

Upper half of shelves with labelsI've taken close-ups and added captions showing what types of yarn are in each basket. Click on each photo to see a larger view. I've used zipper bags to protect the protein fibers (wool and silk) from any insects that may wander in, and to keep larger numbers of balls or skeins together. I prefer the 2-gallon size storage bags from the grocery store, which I have only been able to find in the store brand. My mother would love to use them, but finds the zipper too difficult to work; perhaps in the future I will be able to find them with the separate zipper device, then they would be easier to use.

Lower half of shelves with labelsThis shelf unit measures 58" wide, 15" deep and 74" tall. That's about 1.47m, .38m, and 1.88m respectively. With the baskets sitting on the top shelves, it reaches right up to the ceiling.

Looking at this pile-o-yarn, I realize that it is mostly intended for knitting things for other people. I was thinking about knitting a cardigan for myself, but don't have the yarn for it. With all this yarn, how is it that I don't have enough for a cardigan??

9 comments:

Karen said...

Love the organization. Great stash!

Ginger said...

Great organization, luv the baskets.

Bertha said...

I really like the way you store your yarn! Nice!

Wendy DG said...

VERY nicely organized. Thank you for sharing. That's my goal.

trek said...

Mission Organization!

My Stash Flash

Allena said...

that is great organization. i noticed that you have 5 or 6 baby yarns out there.. lol and just about as much cotton yarn! it's always fun to go thru your stash and find it all and what it's for!

bethanie said...

I love the organization!

Lynn / vigilant20 said...

We should all be so tidy.

yellowinter said...

wow, you've really inspired me. i came across your blog looking for neat projects, and i keep coming back.