Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Lettuce stash yarn

If you love yarn, you probably have stash. Full time tapestry weaving along with various other fiber pursuits has made my collection of yarn and fiber bloom alarmingly over the last few years. There comes a point where embarrassment ensues. And that leads to a desire to hide the addiction. (Though I strongly maintain that fiber accumulation is absolutely part of my job and having a studio full of wool is not a bad thing... even though it spills over into the house also.)

We had a friend over this week and when she went to put her food in the fridge, she did a double take when she saw this...
"Why are there balls of confetti under your apples?" Kelsea wondered.

Lettuce stash yarn.
Now you'd think if you had a shelf of yarn that looked like this...
...maybe you wouldn't feel the need to hide yarn. 

But honestly, if you have as much yarn hanging around as I do, eventually people start giving you a hard time about it. So I'd like to give you a few options for yarn storage if you are one of the afflicted. You have to take into account the habits of your housemates. If, for example, you are the person who does all the household cleaning, then perhaps this would be a safe place to store some extra yarn.

This will not come as a big surprise to you, but I am not a big cleaner, so this is not a good option for me. My beloved will find this yarn faster than I can say, "I don't know where THAT came from!"

If you've stored your bike for the winter, a temporary place for storage might be in your bike bags. Of course come spring you're going to have to relocate it unless you want your yarn coming with you around town.
What about those coolers you aren't going to use again until the snow melts?
All in all there are many options for yarn hiding storage. I have a healthy stash of knitting yarn divided between hanging shoe racks in my closet (who needs shoes?) and plastic boxes under my side of the bed (who needs clothes?). Since I'm the only person who opens my closet, as long as I can confine the knitting yarn to these locations, I'm pretty safe from ridicule.

Find the spots in your house that no one visits. Make sure they are free from pests, protect the yarn, and store away.

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