I've been using the large clear plastic storage bins with lids--I wondered if wool would attract moths if it was just sitting around for any length of time?? I've been thinking of those space bags they advertise on TV that you vacuum the air out of--they'd really not take up much room. And I have some inexpensive baskets around with yarns in them--LOVE baskets for ANY reason! But one of my new favorite things I have yarn in, is just a medium-sized hatbox with Victorian style roses and pictures on it. My hubby won it at our choir retreat (it was filled with little prizes--yummy things like candles, a glass ball that has "I AM THE ROCK", 4 or 5 other things our choir director's wife bought before we had our "Hawaiin Luau" retreat last weekend! It was a hoot--we had leis given to us, ate Hawaiin foods, (am I spelling ANYTHING right???!!) , and a VERY VERY prim elderly Hawaiin dancer in a LONG dress and SOCKS--yes, socks--danced for us! Geez, I thought I was going to ...well, I DID--but just a drop or two!!!
As for my cat, Mr. Scraps, he lOVES my yarns and HATES to be "asked" to leave Mommy's lap while she's knitting, so the recipients of my knitting get a good double handful of cat hair knitted into their whatever it is I give them!! But his FAVORITE thing, his LOVE that he makes sweet love to is a polar fleece blanket made from a kit I got at Walmart on sale for $4.00 in the spring. It has the 2 pieces of fleece, then you cut out the corners and cut the selvages inward 5 inches and 1 inch or so apart. Then you knot it together--it's pretty cool, uh, WARM, actually. And my daughter-in-law, who is knit-challenged but WANTS to do something other than make the potholders she used to make as a child---really loved doing them. At least, she did AFTER I cut the 4 sides in for her. lol--Gee--I love her so much--I can't imagine having a better daughter-in-law,
and I really say a prayer of thanks for her. She's really special--she's had a bunch of hard knocks in life--including almost dying of a brain aneurism (can't spell that!) at age 12!! And now that she and wonderful son have a grandson--well...it just does not get better than that!
hm...how did I get into all this stuff on a storage question???????