Saturday, November 17, 2012

What a Stash


How do you keep your stash organized?  Yarn is taking over my house.  I have a whole yarn cupboard, bags in the closet and in the coffee table.  I recently started putting my yarn in plastic zip locked bags.  Part of this is paranoia of something deciding to nest in my expensive wools, but it actually makes it easier to find particular yarns.

Someday I will input all of the yarn into the Ravelry database.  Until then, I will just have to remember what I have on hand!

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  1. I have 3 wicker baskets. One is what I call baby wools, One is warm shades, and the other is Cool Colours - blues and greens. But my stash is tiny compared to yours!

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    1. Great idea to color code! I group mine in baskets by weight / type, and have a special basket for all of my "big girl" yarns that I've gotten in "real" yarn stores. Might need to start grouping those categories by color, though!

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  2. I made an Excel spreadsheet with columns for brand/name/yardage, etc.

    Yardage and number of skeins are automatically totalled.

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  3. Not going to lie, Ravelry's database is really nice for when I don't have my stash with me, as long as I keep it updated. I also use plastic bags, something else super helpful. I keep all of my yarn in plastic tubs, mostly because I don't have a terrible amount (yet).

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    1. I planned on inputting everything the day I organized it... but I got too overwhelmed. Someday soon I will!

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  4. Some years ago I made a list (Word-document) that the gauge/sts per cm or inch is what decide the order. Apart from that brand, name and yardage as per above is noted. Very handy, indeed!
    Hoping you will find a good way to keep an eye on your stash!

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  5. wow...........wow thats a lot of yarn

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    1. I know... AND I tried to be really good this year about using more yarn from my stash than I purchased.

      The problem? I haven't counted fiber to spin or yarn to dye for tutorials. This is adding a lot of yardage to my pile.

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