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Old 07-16-2012, 07:27 PM   #11
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Ooooh, Art Lady, I like, I like it a lot!
Wish I had room for that...
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:20 AM   #12
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Most of my yarn is stored in several of those hanging shoe/sweater containers (like this: http://www.containerstore.com/review...uctId=10005136) and is hung in a closet. This makes for easy accessibility--but it also allows the hubby to gauge exactly how much yarn I have (uh oh).

If you decide to go this route, there are expensive containers out there that are specifically made to hold yarn. However, why you need a specialty one is beyond me. The sweater (and shoe) containers work perfectly and can be found for very cheap! In fact, I "came up" with this storage idea long before I saw the expensive yarn-specific ones. (But you know how marketing people are: they try to sell you, say, a specialty quesadilla maker when a skillet works perfectly fine!)

My "other" yarn is stashed in plastic bags, paper sacks, and totes and is probably knitted or crocheted into UFOs.
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Old 07-17-2012, 10:31 AM   #13
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Oh yes, I have lots of it stored 'on the needles' too, and they're stuffed into the plastic bags and totes along with the unworked yarn.
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Old 07-18-2012, 02:32 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Zippered plastic (acrylic?) project bags.


I have bags similar to these, but much, *much* smaller because mine are all packaging from curtains and bedsheets.
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Old 07-18-2012, 08:22 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by sakura-panda View Post
I have bags similar to these, but much, *much* smaller because mine are all packaging from curtains and bedsheets.
I purchased 2 sizes. The smallest size holds 10-12 skeins/balls/hanks of dk yarn. The medium size would hold 20-25 dk yarn. More or less for fingering or worsted or bulky yarns, of course.

I originally purchased two of the small size at my LYS, but the cost of about $4 each prohibited the purchase of more bags.

But one day, as I was looking around in their Accessories tab at WoodlandWoolworks.com (they are no longer in business) I spotted the very same "project bag" for $1.25. HOLY HANDBAGS! They also carried med and lrg sizes. So I also purchased the med size. I'm a sweater knitter, so these bags keep a "sweater's worth" of yarn fresh and safe from dust and bugs until I get around to knitting the garment!
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I purchased 2 sizes. The smallest size holds 10-12 skeins/balls/hanks of dk yarn. The medium size would hold 20-25 dk yarn. More or less for fingering or worsted or bulky yarns, of course.

I originally purchased two of the small size at my LYS, but the cost of about $4 each prohibited the purchase of more bags.

But one day, as I was looking around in their Accessories tab at WoodlandWoolworks.com (they are no longer in business) I spotted the very same "project bag" for $1.25. HOLY HANDBAGS! They also carried med and lrg sizes. So I also purchased the med size. I'm a sweater knitter, so these bags keep a "sweater's worth" of yarn fresh and safe from dust and bugs until I get around to knitting the garment!
Artlady,

Where can I buy those zipper bags?? I know that quilts/blankets and sheet sets are sold in them, but I just want the bags. Any ideas on what I would call them to do a search on google??

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Artlady, Where can I buy those zipper bags?? I know that quilts/blankets and sheet sets are sold in them, but I just want the bags. Any ideas on what I would call them to do a search on google?
I've been surfing around on the web, looking for them...but so far haven't found them in my yarn bag sizes. There is a company called ULine.com...I've purchased these same zipped vinyl bags from them in larger sizes. The bags I got from them hold a sweater, with room to spare...or a sweater coat. The smallest zipped vinyl bag ULine carries is 15 x 18 x 3". Click here.

The two sizes I purchased from WoodlandWoolworks are:

11 x 9 x 3" (with 14 balls Berroco Pure Merino,worsted wt)




15 x 12 x 4" (with 22 balls Plymouth Tweed, aran wt)




So keep surfing the web...type clear zippered vinyl bags into Google Search. I hope you find them. I'll keep looking, too. It sorta bugs me that my size bags have seemingly disappeared when WoodlandWoolworks went out of business. BTW, I went to their website to see if they were still offering anything, and they do have a page filled with referring links. So try that, too.

Edited to add: I messaged the Elkins at yarn.com (WEBS) and inquired about the bags. Will let you know what WEBS says.
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Old 07-19-2012, 03:23 PM   #18
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You got me curious so I had to search, too. Dollyce, you'll have to weigh in here as whether these are similar or would work.

These have a tightly meshed end for breathablity.
http://www.grandriveryarns.com/acc-stash-bag.htm

Not meshed
http://www.premieryarns.com/product/...+x+61cm+1.aspx
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Originally Posted by Jan in CA View Post
You got me curious so I had to search, too. Dollyce, you'll have to weigh in here as whether these are similar or would work.

These have a tightly meshed end for breathablity.
http://www.grandriveryarns.com/acc-stash-bag.htm

Not meshed
http://www.premieryarns.com/product/...+x+61cm+1.aspx
The 'tightly meshed' bags are waaayyyy too big, IMO.

The 'not meshed' bags...one of them is about the same size as my medium-sized bag
(15 x 12 x 4": 720 cubic inches) $2.75

Here's a photo of the 'not meshed' medium-sized bag that you found:

(14 x 6.5 x 9"
: 819 cubic inches) $3.99


I kinda like the handle on top!
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Another idea I had: visit all the yarn websites you can think of...and click onto their Accessories tab,
or Storage, or Tools. Those tabs are where they'd put the vinyl zipped bags for sale.
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