NEEDLES & KNITS
Happy New Year to all our customers, friends, family!
Tove’s New Year resolution was to clean up her yarn stash room at home. We thought we would share how she accomplished it over 3 days. Yes 3 days, so if you are tackling your own yarn stash, just remember it might take more time than you planned for.
The first thing she did was to lock the door and unplug the telephone.
Then she took stock.
She took all her yarn out of cupboards, drawers, bins, boxes and put everything on the floor.
She went and bought ten clear bins (2 feet X 3 feet X 12 inches high approximately).
What really surprised her was the number of unfinished projects she had. They took up TWO clear bins! (I am sure we can all relate to this).
She put all her unfinished projects in the bins and has not touched them since.
She tackled her sock yarn first and sorted it according to full balls in one bin and leftovers in another bin. (For anyone who knows Tove, she always has a pair of socks on the go).
All remaining yarn was sorted by weight and each put in a separate bin:
She labeled them and stacked them on shelves and some went in the closet.
She wasn’t done yet.
She then sorted all her patterns into these categories:
Here is what her yarn stash room looked like after being organized.
After finishing all this, Tove felt pretty good about all the work she had done and guess what? She went out and bought new yarn!!
Needles & Knits