Monday, February 25, 2008

Organizing

Here's one of my very favorite yarns... Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino, a chasmere, merino wool blend. Very, very soft.

'How do I organize my stuff' you say? Well, DH would say "you don't!" But there is a method to my madness!
Now, if I crocheted 'just for fun' I would probably organize my yarns by color or fiber content. I organize my yarn by Brand. Mostly as a designer, I rarely mix brands within a project because I have less opportunities to sell the item if it is mixed brands. (yarn company A doesn't want to buy an item that has yarn company B's yarn in it).
So I have big plastic bins with labels for each company, then I have an "other" drawer for all the odds and ends.

I keep a bin of "swatches", and a separate bin of "sold swatches"

I keep a bin of Notions.
I need more bins!

3 comments:

Haley said...

Thank goodness for bins!! Especially the flat ones that can be stashed under beds :) !! I also like the plastic drawer sets.

Lisa said...

I organize by brand now too. I use bins and some cardboard boxes. If the box is sitting in the middle of the room, is that 'organized?"

And then there is the 'baby yarn' bin, which has a plethora of baby colors of many brands collected over time. You'd think everyone I know is expecting a baby by the amount of pink and blue yarn I have.

Ellen Gormley said...

I like bins that are clear, that I can see through, and drawer bins that stack!