Monday, July 06, 2009

How do you organize your stash?

I spent the morning organizing some of my stash. A lot of this is partial skeins of yarn left over from projects. I have a big plastic tote that I usually put them in, but can never find what I am looking for. I'm trying to organize them in plastic bags according to weight , type of yarn, etc. Of course I don't always know what kind of yarn it is - so I have a mystery - bag too. I thought I had a bag to actually (gasp) throw away. It's full of small little balls of yarn that are not possible big enough to make anything out of .....or are they? How about a mystery ball where I just start winding them all together, into a big ball, thick, thin, wool, cotton, acrylic, whatever, and then just start knitting a scarf or something out of it? Okay - that goes back into the tote. I'll get to that scarf as soon as I finish the 100 or so things I have in my Ravelry queue.

I do have one FO to show - this is a cute little purse I couldn't resist.

It's called Twitterpated

And I did use up one of those partial skeins of some kind of black wool, and lined it with some red & black flannel material (another stash, but I don't want to talk about it!)

I still have to decide on a handle or straps for it. I think I'll probably just do an i-cord strap.

I also think it needs a red flower or something on the front of it - what do you think?

And, as a reward for all of my hard work - look what I found in my mailbox this morning - these pretty stitch markers from Aunt Kathy. (not really my Aunt Kathy - that's her blog name). I think I might have won them in a contest but I can't remember! Thank you Kathy - I love them!
Don't forget to enter my contest (below)!


Vanessa said...

My stash is in a closet SOME DAY I want to get a few big rubbermaid containers to seperate mine and get the out of boxes lol. Yes boxes LOL.... I want to get Drawers for my patterns that would be nice... and something for all my needles.

danielle said...

Love your Twitterpated - if you dont feel like felting a flower, you could jsut put a pin on it - and you could change the pin with the seasons!

Save the yarn! I jsut read a great pattern that you could use stash yarn with - maybe adjust it to a lap blanket or something:

okanagan_spirit said...

My stash is all over the place in boxes right now. Twitterpated is nice.
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Linda said...

I love the bag - I think a pin that can be changed out as your mood changes is a great idea.

About your stash - I went so far as to take most of my partial or single balls in a kitchen trash bag (actually two bags) to take to a nursing home. Then, before I got them there, a friend borrowed them to get bits and pieces for her animal critters that she is knitting for holiday gifts.

When I got them back, I promptly rummaged in them for yarn to knit practise socks from the Cat Bordhi book (I needed worsted weight and was making baby socks) That yarn may sit in my trunk forever! LOL