I’m at Road2CA today but wanted to ask any knitters about how to stash my yarn. I’m pretty new to knitting so my yarn stash isn’t that large. But it’s overflowing now and I’m trying to come up with a solution.
Here’s my yarn stash…
So the top of that stash is the yarn I used to buy at the big box stores before I discovered yarn shops and better yet – yarn clubs that automatically delivered boxes of yarn every month. The bottom of that stash contain the yarn I got from those clubs. That basket used to be tucked in the shelf to the right that is barely visible. Every month I would get my box from the yarn club and put the yarn in the bin. When we went through the garage on New Year’s Day, I found a bin of my knitting stuff: ball winder and swift, more needles, more yarn, and more books. The books went to the shelves, the needles to my needle container, the winder and swift – anywhere it would fit and the yarn went to the top of this bin and it is now overflowing.
I want to know how yarn should be stored. I’m assuming it’s pretty similar to my fabric… plastic bags and bins are not a good idea. Light deteriorates the color, pay attention to dust, pests/insects. We do not have pets anymore so I don’t have to worry about that. Is that pretty accurate? Everything I’ve seen online has yarn on display and while they look very pretty, I worry about long time storage. I am not a fast knitter so it will take me years to finish up this stash. Similar to my fabric issue, I’m not planning on buying anymore yarn.
And I was able to get a good pic of my Rosie Hat