Tidy mind, tidy stitches 2KCBWDAY3
WARNING! Lots of photos and a long post here!! And this has kind of turned into a "flash your stash" post! But it will serve me well later when I want to see how much stash I have used up!
I must admit that my yarn organization system is not quite what it should be. My yarn is "somewhat" organized. I have yarn in several plastic tubs, stuck into several corners, tote bags, and closets. Here is a picture of all of it still mostly unorganized (this is a "before" picture of sorts):
I suspect I might need more plastic tubs, but that would involve admitting that I might have more yarn that I know what to do with... I just wish I had a room that I could devote to my crafting... But in a two bedroom apartment that is not going to happen yet (maybe some day!)
Now that the yarn is somewhat more organized here is a rundown of what's in there (and here are the "after" or more detailed pictures).
The tubs include:
1) Mostly acrylics (Red Heart and Caron) that I will use up making some pet snuggles for the Humane Society.
And the rest:
7) All the yarn for Lindy and Adeline's Around the World afghan - these are in two big bags in the office closet (seven colors times 4 skeins each) This yarn will be mostly used up by August 2011 when I need to have the afghan ready to give away. It currently lives in my closet in two large bags.
I suspect this is about as organized as I am going to get. Oh well, I know where things are and they will eventually get used up. I just need to resist the sales of yarns I do not truly love nor have a clear idea of what I can use it for!! The only thing not photographed is a small bag of cotton that I plan to give away to someone who makes dishclothes for our church.
If you are still reading this, this blog topic made me drag out all my yarn. I took everything out of the containers they were in and photographed everything. Now I have a nice record of my stash busting progress over the next while :)