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Old 09-19-2006, 12:36 AM   #1
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I didn't want to hijack the other thread, but felt I should explain that I don't really have a yarn cellar, although I would love one! I have attached a photo so you can see the corner I call my yarn cellar.

What I really have is an old upright grand piano that will someday be gutted and turned into a desk. It was taking up space and I decided I would make better use of it for now. The area where the keyboard is will be taken out and become the desk top and the entire inside of the piano will have cubbyholes and shelves added. I guess it will be my yarn desk then.

This corner sort of morphed into being called my yarn cellar when I bought wooden cubes designed for wine cellars and wooden drawers (there under the piano) made for holding bottles of wine, and used them to hold yarn or basically to build my "yarn cellar".

I sometimes forget how much yarn is there, because some of the yarns are 2 to 4 skeins deep, depending on the kind and size of the yarn skeins. I would love a more designer look in colors and such when arranging the yarns, but have opted instead for stacking the yarns back to front that are the same so that I can see more readily what variety I have available.

The nearest LYS is about a 5 hour round trip from me. The nearest big box store is a 3 hour round trip, so I'm about the closest thing to a yarn store in the area Friends have been known to shop here.

My daughters both knit and they shop my yarn cellar

What you don't see in the photo are the big boxes of sweaters that are waiting to be reclaimed. We also look through those when we are deciding on yarn for a project. My current project uses a angora/silk yarn from my sweater bins. One of the softest yarns I have knit with!

I felt it was appropriate to put my pinnochio puppet with the yarns, after all, he has strings!

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Old 09-19-2006, 01:00 AM   #2
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you didn't mention the skunks that dad insisted belonged in your yarn stash!
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Old 09-19-2006, 01:08 AM   #3
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Well, there are only two at the moment! Can you see them? Never telling when he will sneak another one in!

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Old 09-19-2006, 01:44 AM   #4
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Holy buckets that's a lot of yarn! I have to show this to my husband.
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Old 09-19-2006, 03:58 AM   #5
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Oh how lovely what a great idea. All so neat unlike mine

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I like how you can see it all.. thats one thing I hate about having it in storage boxes its not out where I can see it
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Just....YUMMMMMM!!!
I love, love, love the idea of turning the piano into a desk
Okay, is there a skunk?! Cause I don't see it, it's like finding Waldo...I can't find it, LOL! I see your pinnochio, but no skunk!!
Oh, I'll be over to do some shopping later in the week
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Come on what are your opening hours????????



Is there a skunk???


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