As if I needed another reason to buy things at IKEA. No, really. Apparently I do.
It’s a nice, easy thing to organize. I’ve got them arranged according to yarn type, and then probably color (though since I can see them all on Ravelry, that bit of organizing might take a while). I had one set of Expedit shelves (like these)
That I bought in the Scratch and Dent section, being a floor model and a little scuffed. I also bought some of the little plastic Lekvik drawers to go with it, and that is where some yarn is at the moment. Then I kept buying yarn, and I’ve outgrown the shelf, what with all the books on the bottom portion. So this past weekend, I bought another, plus some boxes with lids that I can label, and now I have a place for the sweater yarns and laceweight and roving (yes, roving – did I mention that I bought some and am learning how to use a drop spindle? no? well, I am).
Unlike the kitchen table, which overwhelms me with its sheer volume of unopened/opened mail and general flotsam, I feel like I have control over the yarn. It’s all in its own little ziplock bag, has its own little label (ball band), and falls neatly into a few categories, unlike mail, which is perplexing. I paid this bill six months ago. Do I keep it? Throw it away? Use it as cat litter? I think perhaps investing in a file cabinet would help.
Anyway. Back to yarn. I have five kinds: Sock yarn, laceweight, sweater yarn, roving, and nasty acrylic leftover yarn. The nasty acrylic takes up much more space than it needs to. However, when I needed nasty acrylic for a last-minute bridal garter (she threw it to people who don’t know any better, thank god), I had some. It had been a Dalek in a past life.
See? At least it fit.
Anway. This evening will be more organizing of yarns, during which the sweater yarn will have its own box and I will feel much better, zenlike, even, for having put things in their places.