I remember the first time my boyfriend opened his forgotten suitcase and discovered my dirty little secret: I hoard yarn. After a trip to Galena this past fall, Matt had left his travel bag at my house and, when he still hadn't taken it home a month later, I decided to put it to good use.
|At least I'm set for vacation knitting?|
|Wine Bar Yarn Storing|
I bought this wine bar at World Market, my other place of employment, at a crazy low markdown. It retails for over $500, but I think I paid $60 for it after my discount/coupons/etc. And it's great! But sometimes the shelving pin falls out of the second shelf, which makes me a bit apprehensive about placing wine glasses on it. So why not use it for yarn?
|My straight needles|
I know it won't always be like this. Working at Wool & Company has definitely shown me what some pretty fantastic yarn storage can look like. Considering I'm in charge of maintaining tidiness over all our yarn 20-25 hours each week, I thought I should share some inspiration for how things might look...someday.
Our store is pretty large, meaning there is a constant need for creative organization. The first picture is of an old card catalogy thing full of Koigu. It's my favorite storage unit in the store and I would love to have a real, legit card catalog for my own yarn someday. Except mine will have drawers. The second photo is of our Malabrigo Lace yarn. We have a few of these "trees" throughout the store and, while they take up minimal amounts of space, they can still hold a lot of product. The final photo is out Rowan Purelife collection. Kate set this one up last week and I love the idea of using an old box for yarn storage. I would love to use wine crates someday or hat boxes, as Ysolda does. But that, dear readers, will not be for a long while.
Until then, I will continue to shove yarn into every nook and cranny. And, once those are full, I guess there is always the trunk of my car. Oh, wait...
Remember, friends don't let friends hoard yarn...alone.