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Old 10-09-2005, 02:00 PM   #1
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organizing??!!
Hello my fellow knitters.

Just wonderinf if you gals can give me some ideas on how to organize my yarns. It seems to be in every corner of my house just shoved in a box. Are there any cute bins out there that are affordable?? I only have one rice basket that I recieved from my dh for christmas last year. It works out well, but it's overflowing!!! And the spare tub is running out of room too!!

Ideas??
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:04 PM   #2
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It really depends on how much you have. I have too much, so I have yarn in large bins with tops that I got from Walmart. I have one stacked on the dryer, shoved in a closet, up on shelves, on the floor. I also have zip-up clear bags under the bed, boxes next to the bed. . . . . . .
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Old 10-09-2005, 02:12 PM   #3
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I cleared out a few shelves on one of our bookshelves (not an easy task, I tell you!) and kind of sub-divided the shelves into compartments for my yarn. It works really well for me!

The hardest thing for me to organize are those darn dregs... (leftovers from projects...I can't seem to get rid of them!) :rollseyes:
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LOL....I spent a month on organization!! LOTS of organization...patterns, tutorials, etc being printed, put in page protectors & 3 ring binders ...THEN the yarn1 My sweet husband bought bed risers to raise the bed so that my rubbermaid type boxes could go underneath the bed. I then filled 4 quite larege boxes with my good yarn...that which is set aside for pending projects & slid them under the bed & my 'other' yarn is in the cabinet portion of the entertainment center in the bedroom. Then I have a very nice wooden cabinet that holds the knitting 'library'....Yes, storage does quickly become an ...ahem...issue with knitting
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Old 10-09-2005, 04:07 PM   #5
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Originally Posted by Julie
The hardest thing for me to organize are those darn dregs... (leftovers from projects...I can't seem to get rid of them!) :rollseyes:
Kemp's contest is REALLY good for that!
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Old 10-09-2005, 04:13 PM   #6
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Make them part of the decor?
I happen to think baskets of yarn laying around is a gorgeous cozy look, so I plan to buy large baskets (I find really cheap ones at Value City Department Store, Walmart, and on clearance at the local craft store) and display my yarn...

So far I have a well positioned basket right near everywhere in the house I might want to knit (after 3 weeks!) organized by color family so they look pretty and on purpose. Primary colors in one room (where my decor happens to have primary colors - the office), pastels in another (which works in my bedroom) and deeper colors (black, dark blue, heathered gray...in the living room). I've been keeping current projects (so far I have 2) in the bedroom basket.

I admittedly don't have a lot of yarn yet, but when I do, I'll use this system until I can't anymore.

I also don't have any dregs. When I have some, I'm thinking a small hidden away covered container the size of a bread basket might do.
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I have a sort-of-clear Rubbermaid container witrh hinged lid that I got on sale for like $5 right after Christmas at Longs Drugs. it's about 2'x2.5'x2. Target and Wal-Mart puts a lot of these on sale during and after the holiday season. right now all my yarn doesn't fit in it, but that's only because I have those WOTA skeins that I haven't worked on yet.
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Knitting4babybear--I bet you don't have a cat!!!
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Originally Posted by Ingrid
Knitting4babybear--I bet you don't have a cat!!!
I looooove the baskets too - there's that 3-tiered (or is it 2-tiered?) set from Lantern Moon that I would LOVE to have.
but my cat prevents me from getting those. if I did, she'd be overjoyed, "oooooh, mom set all these TOYS out for MEEEEEEE!!!"
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When I first started collecting yarn, I had put a bunch in a laundry basket up high. It quickly became the official cat's bed--from day one. I really don't mind, since all the yarn in it is cheapy stuff that I really don't care about. The cat loves it though!
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