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Old 04-10-2006, 01:33 PM   #1
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Hi all!

Yesterday I found a great storage solution for my knitting supplies -- an inexpensive toolbox from Big Lots! It's not the purtiest or sturdiest thing (it's black plastic with red accents), but it's more than adequate for all of my yarn and supplies. (I'm a newbie so my stash is very modest... so far.) They had a bunch of different sizes, but I got the 19" one which was only $5.99! It has several small compartments on top (great for little doodads like tapestry needles, point protectors, stitch holders, etc.), a removable tray in the middle (for medium-sized items), and a large open area below (perfect for my denise set and yarn). I've had it for less than a day, but so far it's working so much better than the basket I used before, where everything was all jumbled up.

I just thought I'd share my find in case anyone else is looking for cheap storage ideas. I was so excited when I bought it, I think the cashier thought I was a little crazy, but so what? It made my day!

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Old 04-10-2006, 01:43 PM   #2
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i think the people at Big Lots (of cwap!) are use to crazy!


ya know i had to chuckle wondering how big that tool box had to be to fit stash AND needles in there! it made sense after you said you were new....you are going to need a bigger tool box soon!
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Veeerrrrry soon!!! You will need a bigger box, like a trunk, and then big plastic bins, stacked up, and then.... a whole closet.... and then a room!!! That's the stage I'm at, the whole room stage. Just bought those wire cubes that can be attached to each other to file my yarn in in my sewing room. Of course I still have the big plastic tubs in the store room.... Don't worry, you will catch up to the rest of us. I think someone said the one with the biggest stash when we all are gone, wins? samm who welcomes you to stashdom! :D :XX:
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Old 04-10-2006, 04:30 PM   #4
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:D LOL, I, too, thought that it must be a HUGE box that would allow the stash AND other knitting items to fit Ahhh, not much longer..u will be using all places in your home for your stash
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Old 04-10-2006, 08:16 PM   #5
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I was thinking that might be okay for, like, the "car knitting" stuff. :-)
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Old 04-11-2006, 07:52 AM   #6
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I had to read this because after only knitting for about 8 months my stash is becoming unmanageable. What is the matter with me? Why can't I see I have yarn waiting to be knitted at home and don't need anymore? *sigh* I bought one of those large plastic bins on wheels that you roll under you bed but I'm afraid to use it. If I don't see yarn, does that mean it's okay to buy more?

Good deal on the tackle box, I use one as a sewing first aid kit and now I can always lay hands on a needle and thread for a quick mend.
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Old 04-11-2006, 08:29 AM   #7
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If I don't see yarn, does that mean it's okay to buy more?Nikki

Yep!!!

:rofling: my dh was telling me on Sunday he was glad to see I was out of my Boyds Bear phase no more little critters coming in and trying to find a place for them... I aksed him are you hoping I will be out of a knitting phase soon? he said nah you only have that one container of yarn in the computer room your doing good... now I'm afraid to open my closets... :rofling:
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Old 04-11-2006, 09:21 AM   #8
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ARghhhhh!!!!! :rofling: :rofling: !!! Deceiving husbands is soooooo simple!!!! samm
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The best thing about having a big stash is that once it gets too large--dh's can't keep tabs on whats new and whats old! :devil:
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i think that is likely true with Dustina's Boyds collection too isn't it? :rofling:
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