Tuesday, August 9, 2011

My stash

I was at Walmart the other day, and saw some of those little plastic three-drawer storage chests. I thought about my yarn, which used to sit nicely in a storage bin and had somehow reproduced to the point that it was chaotically taking over a corner of my game room. Hmm, I thought, these drawers would be great for yarn storage.

So I grabbed two of the three-drawer units and brought them home, pleased to have found such an affordable storage solution.

At home, I sorted my yarn by color, and set other supplies (buttons, mailing envelopes, etc.) to the side. When I was done, I began to fill up the drawers.

And a little while later, I headed back to Walmart...to pick up three more of the drawer units. Oops...guess I have more yarn than I realized.

I now have 13 drawers of yarn and two drawers of supplies. And as I look at my new yarn storage...

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...I think I have a problem. A yarn-buying problem. How many brands of black yarn does one really need?! I've been holding back lately, trying to use yarns from my stash when appropriate, but then a friend called about a bunch of yarn at a garage sale, and, well, it was a great deal, so I had to buy it! And I must say, I really think all this yarn is inspiring and beautiful, and fun to look at, and nice to touch. I just need to actually use it!

Anyone want to order a hat...or a hundred? (One for every degree on the thermometer?)

5 comments:

Call Me Cate said...

I'm having this same problem with ribbon. And scrapbook paper. And paper punches. It's all nicely organized but it keeps growing. All I can say is that it's going to be a very creative Christmas.

Toni said...

WHOA! That is a LOT of yarn! :) Happy Creativity!

TiffanyAnn said...

Haha! My etsy/craft/sewing corner is exploding right now, too! It's been a while since I last organized it and its a little chaotic right now!

Leslie said...

I so need to organize all my craft stuff. It's getting out of control.

SurvivorBlessing said...

maybe I will order some hats for Christmas gifts - need one?