Monday, March 10, 2008

Some day has arrived

I couldn't stand it. I kept thinking about the empty space in my studio closet while there was yarn languishing in the Yarn Cave. I don't need to hide the stuff from anyone. Having it out of sight also meant it was often out of mind. I need to be visually reminded of all the good stuff I have because I spend hours every week at my LYS and with my employee discount, am seriously tempted by all the gorgeous fibers there. This means I'm sticking to my story - taking the stuff out of the Yarn Cave is not a ploy to make room for more.

I had hoped an additional hanging sweater storage unit would be enough for me to have my baby yarns and Cotton Ease stash out and on display. Who the heck was I kidding? Other than the Trophy Sunbeam wool in the top cubby (destined for Veste Everest), the baby yarns used every available space. The 80 skeins of old Cotton Ease went back to the Cave.

So far I'm sticking to my 'just 5' works in progress. The 2 crocheted afghans from my class and a pair of socks. I have officially put the other 2, a blanket and a shawl, in hibernation status until the massive afghans are done. I am currently working on square 21 of 48 on one and have completed 19 of 42 on the other.
The darker of the two is for Bob and will have an extra row to make it longer for his tall frame.

Saturday, March 01, 2008

Flashing the stash

In answer to the Ravelry Forum question of how do I store my ever growing stash, I updated the pix of my knitting studio and the YARN CAVE, that lovely hall coat closet with shelves tucked under the stairs. There's still some room in the cave and I got lots of ideas from the photos of others. I'm really trying to leave room in the studio closet, because it's technically the guest room, but in reality, it's been used for that twice in the last 15 years. So I forsee another hanging sweater unit if I don't knit and crochet faster. The cool canvas boxes with the windows are a recent purchase from the Navy Exchange. I'm storing some of my FOs there. This spending hours every week at The Bonita Knitting Store has increased my stash exponentially.