Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Darn this Yarn! (A yarn organization idea)

I'm guessing I'm not the only one here with a serious yarn problem.  I mean serious.  I'm talking avalanches and un-natural disasters happening in my closet.  The closet that I share with my patient and extremely organized husband... (Poor guy.)

I thought baskets would be a good solution.  Yeah, right.

You know what has been working for me?  Shoe organizers. 

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For about $7, you can pick up an over-the-door shoe organizer with pockets. Those pockets just happen to be the right size've got it... YARN!

For convenient storage, just roll up the organizers and cinch them in your preferred manner.  I used an old belt.

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It doesn't take up any more room than a basket would, but I have found this method to be much more forgiving and toddler-proof.  It's hard to unravel skein after skein of yarn when it's neatly tucked away.  If the bundle falls over, your yarn stays in place--unlike yarn in a pesky basket.

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One organizational battle down... 23 million to go. 

P.S.  I think I may now have almost every color of Lion Brand Vanna's Choice.  It's totally my fave, if you haven't caught onto that yet.  You know what I am now loving, though?  The Lion Brand Martha Stewart collection.  Be still my heart!
P.P.S.  Gender reveal will be very soon.  Well, I'll just say it--it's a girl!


  1. Great idea on the yarn... and CONGRATS on the girl!!!!!!

  2. Can't wait to meet Lil' Miss Bennett! Great yarn idea- one day when I have the patience to learn and use the stuff, I'll do this. ;) Also, love the Brian cameo.

    1. Brian loves to sneak in unexpectedly... He's so funny. You may need to build up a yarn stash so you can get really motivated to learn... Or maybe we should take a knitting class together and you can shelf the crochet for now... Hey, that's a great idea--Jo-Ann is right between us--perfect place to meet up! ; )

    2. I am in it to knit it! Sign me up, sista.

  3. That's an awesome idea! I might have to try this out.

  4. How clever! I too love working with Vanna's Choice yarn. It's my 1st choice when whipping up one of my baby hats. Congrats on the little bundle of joy!

  5. i love the idea of using shoe hangers for wool but i couldnt find any hangers with clear pockets so i had to make my own - pics here

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