In this season of giving, there’s no shortage of receiving, too. And for many a knitter or crocheter, this means the receiving of yarns. Or maybe gift cards to purchase yarns if the giver is REALLY savvy.
But what do you do with all of this yarn that you have either been given or have purchased?
There are very few knitters who only have enough yarn on hand to knit their current and next project (and I bow down to these amazing creators, and their ability to curb the craving to buy all the beautiful yarns) so today I thought I’d talk about storage ideas.
I’ve tried a few of these iterations and think I’ve finally settled on a solution I enjoy!
Before I get into that, if you feel like you never know what yarn is in your stash, perhaps you want to keep a digital library.
I think many knitters start out, when they begin stash-building, by placing their new yarns in storage totes. The dreaded “Yarn-Eating Moth Invasion” is a fear that had me lovingly placing each new skein into an air-tight tote bin.
And I like to think of myself as a relatively intuitive person, but for some reason my first totes weren’t clear; they were blue. Like, ‘opaque, can’t see through them‘ blue. That made going back to the bins rather a pain since I couldn’t remember what yarn I’d stored in each tote. So THAT option didn’t last long.
Storage by Color
As visual people, I think many fiber artists thrive on storage in a beautiful way.
I spent one holiday season over 5 years ago sorting all of my yarn into perforated baskets to store my yarn by color.
Visually, I loved it.
I could walk into my office (read: oversized yarn storage room that had a desk and a treadmill in it but was never used for anything more than looking at yarn on my shelves) to get instant-gratification color inspiration.