Sittin' Here Knittin' - Old one

Ramblings about Knitting and other important stuff

Monday, February 27, 2006

Gettin' Organized

I've been wanting to move my stash out of the dresser in the guest room that it's been in. I wanted it somewhere where I can look at it. Out-of-sight is out-of-mind right? So Saturday morning it finally happened. I have a built-in bookshelf in the loft area (one of my favorite features to the house) and I had gotten a few shelves cleaned off. I was looking at these shelves and thinking I wonder if I could build little cubbies for these shelves and just use them instead of buying or making additional shelving for my yarn. Then I thought some more. I wonder if my yarn will just fit in these shelves. The answer? Barely.

This is the small plastic bin I've been keeping "overflow" in. Now it houses my WIPs in the top bin, my non-feltable leftovers in the middle bin, and my feltable leftovers in the bottom bin.

This is a mid-sized shelf. I've got wools on the right, wool cottons in the middle, cottons toward the left, and nylon/acrylic/whatever on the far left.

This is all wool baby. It started with just Cascade 220 and Lambs Pride but grew into much much more. I love sitting in my loft now. The chair is right next to this beauty.

Cute container to keep straights together.

Leftover baby yarns. I really have to get these knitted up. They are from the Rock-A-Bye blankie I made last year. I really really overestimated how much yarn I needed for that. There's also some tweed on a cone and a kit for the Tapestry Garden caplet in Wrap Style. Yummy! You can see my knitting library directly underneath it.

Such joy from something so small. Um. Moving the stash I mean, not the stash itself. DH was a bit shocked but I think he liked that I have it out and visible now. Or maybe he likes that I can't hide it in the cubbies anymore...


At 5:35 PM, Anonymous Stacey said...

Me likey!! I can't wait to see it in person!! I love the way this looks and I can imagine that it makes you feel like my loft does me... so cozy that I never want to leave! I just love sitting in my big comfy chair and knitting while looking at my stash!!!

At 8:55 PM, Blogger Chris said...

Lovely!! And really, it doesn't look like that much stash... (um, don't ask why I think taht...)

At 11:13 PM, Blogger CynCyn said...

Does Mr Sittin' think that it's 'something small?' it's beeyootiful to look at... wish i had a similar space in my apt

At 7:21 AM, Blogger Stephanie said...

Wow. I love it! I hope my craft room looks as nice when it's done.

At 1:11 PM, Blogger Jenifer said...

I love the new re-organized area! I especially love just how organized it is ... by fiber, by special container for needles ... :)


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