The 30 Day Knitting Challenge – Day 12

Day 12: Where do you keep your stash? Post pictures!

Well. You’re not going to get stash storage pictures, but don’t be too disappointed–while most of my stash is fairly well organized, the way it’s stored is not pretty. I have it sorted by yarn weight and stored in large plastic tubs, which are split between our walk-in closet, our “craft room”* and a storage room at my mil’s house.

I had it handily under control, stored neatly in our basement, and then two things happened. First, we decided to clear out our basement so that we could rent it out (hasn’t happened yet, but it’s coming). Second, I started getting carloads of yarn from my freecycle benefactor. So, it all had to come out of the basement and it expanded in volume all at once. I gave tons and tons of it away, but there’s still a lot left that I haven’t been able to organize properly yet. I have plans, though, don’t you worry!

Here are some projects I’ve been working on with the freecycle yarn so far:

I think that’s pretty good progress!

I have a small bin that I keep in our family room that has yarn in it that I’m reasonably sure I’m going to use soon. Plus, I have a few (ahem) project bags here and there with WIPs, yarns for upcoming projects and notions.

And that’s pretty much the long and short of it. Do you have a stash? How do you organize it? Where do you store it?

*Said craft room is not quite a reality yet. It’s sort of a jumble of a lot of stuff that needs to be organized and put away…somewhere.

The 30 Day Knitting Challenge is the creation of Meggiewes who blogs at Knitting in Wonderland.

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7 comments

  1. bonnyknits · June 12, 2016

    They’re all fun projects! Of course the purple hat is my favorite but I love the stripe socks too.

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  2. Paula @ Spin a Yarn · June 14, 2016

    I had all of mine stored away neatly…until the yarn bug got me and I kept ordering more and more. What once was 147 different types of yarn (see post here: https://pkcacciola.wordpress.com/2016/01/13/yarn-storage/) has now become 219 and counting. I say that because a lovely lady at my weekly knitting group just destashed and I still need to take photos and upload into my stash on Ravelry. It’s overflowing from my baskets and filling up my closet again. That’s why I’m on a strict yarn diet (except for Yarnbox Sock Club and traveling) until I can get it under control!

    The worst yarn that I’ve worked with was an acryclic called Red Heart Super Saver from years and years ago. I made a huge blanket out of it and have never used it since finishing. That makes me sad. Maybe with a few more washes, it will soften up. It’s the Corner to Corner Throw listed on my project page in Ravelry.

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    • Paula @ Spin a Yarn · June 14, 2016

      And I’ve just noticed that I answered your questions from this blog post and the next one in the same answer πŸ™‚ Oh well!

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      • alexand knits · June 14, 2016

        Either way, I love to read your answers! I’ve worked with RHSS a bit and to me it tolerable…but I don’t like it. It’s hard to pick that stuff up after working with malabrigo or madtosh. I’m a little spoiled πŸ™‚

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  3. Paula @ Spin a Yarn · June 14, 2016

    So am I…that’s why my yarn stash has gotten so big πŸ™‚ I should try to do this sometime. It makes for really interesting reading! BTW, no work has been accomplished on my socks this past week so I may not have a post this week. I’m trying to get a couple of projects completed before birthdays, etc. and my socks are on the back burner.

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