Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Organizational help, please oh please.

I'm knitting up and sending out an SOS. I've decided to reorganize my yarn stash. And since I'm still relatively new to this whole psychosis by yarn thing, I need your much more experienced help. Does anyone have a preference when organizing their yarn stash? By color, by weight? By most-liked to least-likely to be used? By brand alphabetically? I'm at a complete and utter loss. Thanks for any advice/comment.

This, by the way, was a great deterence to me cruising online shops and randomly buying yarn that just happens to tickle my fancy. I highly recommend it if you're trying to curb your not-so-frugal-spend-all-disposable-income-on-yarn ways.


Anonymous said...

I do not have a large stash compared to most, but what I have done is first separated wool from the non-wool. I like to keep the wool sealed in plastic bags to deter moths/eggs, odors, etc. Next I tend to go by projects or weight. I gathered my sock yarn together and then my worsted weight together. There are a couple projects that I have the yarn for the project in one plastic zipper bag with a picture of the project or the pattern included so that I can see it easily. I look forward to hearing how others organize their stash.

PlumStitches said...

I just organized for the first time, not sure if my method will work. But here goes, I divided everything by color, then put the yarn I've acquired for certain projects in separate ziplocks and wrote the project name, pattern on the bag. I also have ziplocks of lonely balls of yarn by color. Not sure if this makes sense, but I will say writing the name of the pattern on the bags has helped me finish and start at least two projects in my stash!