Most of my yarn is kept on shelves in the computer room. There is a bit more in some boxes under the computer desk – four sweaters worth or so – and there’s also a basket full of Sugar ‘n Cream – and a really big basket of handspun – but the bulk of my yarn stash is sock yarn and I keep it on open shelving. Oh sure, there’s some lace weight and some odd skeins of Noro and other worsted weights and some plain yarn for dyeing but mostly what I have is sock yarn.
These last few months it’s gotten a little messy. Blame it on Sock Madness, blame it on the winter blahs, blame it on the fact that I don’t spend a whole lot of time in this room, but it was definitely out of control and maybe even a little overwhelming. So last week I decided something needed to be done and I set about reorganizing the shelved yarn stash.
Of course things always look worse before they look better.
I was brutal with the stash and only put back the stuff I
know think I will actually use. The rest has been set aside for prize donations and gifts – it’s good yarn just not yarn I love.
And see how nice it looks? That top shelf is worsted weight and dye-able yarn and the bottom shelf is lace weight and miscellaneous other yarns. Those three shelves in the middle hold the sock yarn stash. It’s good sock yarn, too. Lots of handpainted stuff along with Opal and Trekking and Fleece Artist. I’m really happy with the way it all looks.
I did make one fatal error, though. I counted the skeins of sock yarn. 80 pairs worth. Oy.