Addiction to Yarn Organization

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.

Yarn Before

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.

Before Scarves

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.

Yarn Tags

Also, you know the Banksy box that I have with all of my extra yarn?  Yeah…the zipper is breaking…

Broken Zipper

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.

Organization Box

And here it is the after I have filled it with yarn.

Top 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!

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.

Organized Scarves

And not only are they organize, but the box is now labeled as well.

Scarf Box

So now it is all organized!

All OrganizedFinished Yarn

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’?


Corner News-October 16, 2015

Welcome to the Corner News!  In the past two weeks, I have been working, going to school, and working…yeah!

But, mom and I did do something fun last night.  It was another Do-It-Herself at Home Depot.  So…we took a pre-project selfie.

home depot selfie

Then, we found out that we weren’t going to be making the mosaic mirror that we thought we would be making…DISAPPOINTED!  I was really looking forward to making a mirror and making it my own.  But alas, we had to settle with a blanket ladder.  It was extremely simple and something that I didn’t need (not like I needed the mirror either).  But nonetheless, we stayed for the project.

There were quite a few problems.  First, there were only two drills that people could use.  Second, said drills stripped the screws that we were given.  Third, we were given nails.  And fourth, most of my nails ended up like this.

bent nail

URGH!  But, with a lot of help from my mom, and a few other friends who joined us, we were able to complete the blanket ladder.  Mine is the one of the left, mom’s is on the right.

blanket ladders

They still need to be painted, but they are done essentially.  I don’t know what I will paint mine…maybe pink?  Hopefully next month, it is a better project and it is more organized.

So that was the most exciting thing that happened these past two weeks.  Hope you have a great weekend and we will see you on Monday!