Everyone, I have a confession to make. Now, it may come as a surprise, but I have an addiction. I know, I know…shocking. But, it has finally come time to admit to my addiction.
I am addicted to buying yarn.
I know! I know! It’s horrible. But, it is time to come clean and admit to my mistake.
But, I like the feeling of knitting a scarf and finishing it and feeling good about it. Feeling a sense of accomplishment and pride as I have a scarf finished.
But it has come to this.
It has become very disorganized to the point where I didn’t know which scarves are done and what type of yarn it is. The scarves were becoming tangled together and I wasn’t too happy with it.
I also kept all of the tags from the yarn and just kept them in a bag. Unfortunately, it was hard to know which brand and color belong to which yarn when they are all just laying in a pile.
Also, you know the Banksy box that I have with all of my extra yarn? Yeah…the zipper is breaking…
So, I got started by using this crate that I made at the Do It Herself workshop at Home Depot. It should probably be used as a wine crate or something more useful, but I decided that it is perfect for yarn. Here is the before I fill it with yarn.
And here it is the after I have filled it with yarn.
Much more organized than the yarn just hanging out in the plastic tote. I can now see what yarn I have and what brand and style it is. It’s so perfect!
I also decided to create a yarn book. I wrote down all the brands, style, and color of each yarn. I also cut a small piece of each yarn so that way I knew which yarn went with each brand. So, here is my yarn book!
It is so perfect. I can now see what I have and which yarns I have knitted into scarves. Hooray!
I also took all of my scarves and put their tags with them. I had to go back and look up some of the names to see if I could find which color went with which style. But in the end, I was able to put them back in the plastic tote to store them.
And not only are they organize, but the box is now labeled as well.
So now it is all organized!
It looks so much better! I am so happy with how this got so organized and how it looks. I now know where all my yarn is and what scarves are done. Hooray!
Well…I am so glad that I was able to open up about my addiction. Now, how many people think I should be on ‘My Strange Addiction’?