Knitters love yarn! We love the textures, the colors, the possibilities that arise with the acquisition of new skeins. It’s difficult to walk out of a yarn shop without a bag of yarn to add to the home collection.
Eventually, a problem arises. After several years of living life as a knitter, one has accumulated quite a stash. Even if you’re one of the more disciplined yarn purchasers, you still end up with leftover balls of yarn that simply can’t be thrown away. Each one of those lovely loners has a future purpose: as a hat, as embellishment, or perhaps as a patchwork throw.
The issue becomes STORAGE. I’ve tried all sorts of storage solutions over the years. Stacked on a shelf in my closet…pretty, like a yarn shop, but the yarn attracted dust. Stuffed into plastic shopping bags and tucked into a large ottoman…I felt like a cat digging through a litter box, trying to find anything. Filed away in a special plastic hobby caddy with nice, deep drawers…my yarn smelled like plastic. Stashed in a non-plastic storage table that used those fabric cubes…eventually dust filtered in and nosy little ladybugs nestled in.
Then, one day, while cleaning out the attic, I came across a handful of clear plastic, zippered bags which originally held newly-purchased sheets and curtains. AHA! I knew I saved these for something! (I don’t throw anything away that even remotely hints at a future use.)
YARN STORAGE!! That otherwise throw-away packaging has become the best yarn storage I’ve come across yet. These little babies are:
- enclosed – zippers keep out dust and critters
- clear – you can see exactly what you’ve got and enjoy the beautiful colors
- stackable – they have squared-off corners
- FREE – more $ to spend on yarn
If you don’t have any of these zippered bags, ask friends and relatives. More than likely there’s somebody in your world who saves that sort of thing.