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Old 07-16-2009, 05:18 AM   #1
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Storing yarn?
This isn't entirely for just knitting but I figured I could get some help here.

I want to setup a big container to store all my yarns in. I'd love a big yarn shelf with compartments for yarn but I don't think it'd get along well with my two cats. So I have a few questions.

Should it be an air-tight container?
Should I use moth balls?
Should I poke holes in the container to let the yarn breathe a bit?
Should yarns of different materials be kept separate or stored differently?
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Old 07-16-2009, 12:42 PM   #2
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I can't answer your questions with a lot of knowledge behind it, but here's what I do. I keep wool in a giant ziploc. My other yarn is mostly in closed cupboards. I have Ikea bookshelves, one with glass doors and one solid doors. I had my DH make me CD sized dividers to organize the yarn for the cupboard with glass doors. It's really pretty! I also have a rolling cart from Target that keeps odds and ends in it and it sits in office closet.

There are so many creative ways to store yarn (or anything) now. And I personally would not use mothballs ever. The scent is too strong and would ruin the yarn I think.

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Old 07-16-2009, 07:10 PM   #3
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I store my yarn in ziploc baggies so I can keep the lable with the yarn. I don't like to do that; it doesn't display very well, but I do like having the information from the label when I pick up the leftover bits of yarn to create something.
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