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...


...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?)


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!

Tiffany 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?