Saturday, January 24, 2009

The first step is admitting you have a problem, right?

So, today I decided to clean up the spare room (which, while it's sitting there being spare, has been doubling as my craft room - and by craft room I mean depository for all things vaguely craft related. And, sometimes, totally and completely unrelated).

Lately I've been having lovely visions of a pristine, freshly painted craft-themed oasis, complete with shelving for all my yarn. Especially shelving for my yarn. Shelving instead of plastic tubs that are surprisingly easy for balls of yarn to get buried in. Lost for months. Years, even.

A place for everything and everything in its place. This was my dream.

My Beloved and I went out hunting for cheap shelving today (I want order, but I'm desperately frugal about it) and were successful beyond my wildest dreams.

Plain, unfinished wood shoe racks. Just $3.97 each (50% off at Zellers, in case anyone is interested). Simple, light, cheap, stackable - and perfect for yarn. We bought eight of them. I wanted to have lots of room.

Uh, but...



I seriously had no idea there was this much yarn tucked away in tubs, bags and knitting baskets in that one, small room. No idea.

And now that I've put it all out there on display there's really no way to convince anyone that I need more. Even though, God help me, it feels like I do. Seeing it there all lined up neat and at the ready just makes me want more. Mooooooooore.

Yarny goodness. So. Much. Yarny. Goodness.

There's no 12-step program for this, is there?

13 comments:

MeghatronsMom said...

WOW! Can I come shopping there? I must say, it would make me want more too! Looks great & organized!

Cindi Epona'Bri said...

This isn't a problem.. This is a dream!!

Catherine said...

I was going to say the same thing as Cindi. That is NOT a problem. lol!

Rosepetal said...

as an unsuccessful crafty person, I can say, my word that is a lot of yarn! Very tidy though :-)

Denise said...

Oh my!!! I've heard of people that collect yarn but I didn't think they were serious.
So...have you read all of Debbie Macomber's books? (A good yarn etc...)Light, silly reading about yarn and knitting (even though I know you don't knit...but you could just sub the word crochet in there).

prayers4z said...

Ha ha ha! that his quite a collection! I am impresssed (and maybe laughing a little bit)! I love the organization!

loribeth said...

Oh. My.

Would you like to come organize my scrapbooking supplies next?? ; )

Scrappy_Lady said...

Oooo....such yummy yarny goodness. Those racks are wonderful!! Gee, you should send that photo to the manufacturer so that they could cross-maket them specifically for yarn.

Looking closer, I bet there are lots of stories behind how that yarn found it's way to that room.

Someone mentioned scrapbooking supplies. Um, oops, the last couple years I've been doing more buying than using, so I have amassed quite a collection. Thankfully, my plans for a 2008 album is well within reach. ;)

Gusgirl said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one. My weakness is cross-stich kits and afghan kits. I still get them even though I haven't done any project for years. I figure I'm saving them for my retirement.

Kristi said...

I agree - not a problem. My problem would come in when I would want to color-coordinate - all the reds together, all the pinks, etc... I'm twisted like that.

Selmada said...

I think it shows what "gaps" you have in colors and weights of wool that you just need to get. Cant have any of those open spaces.

I cringe to think what it would look like if I took all my wool out of the boxes and put on display like this.

Elizabeth said...

*drooling* omg it's like you live in a yarn shop!!!

kate said...

OMG, i think you DO have more than i do. Of course, mine is hidden away in 4 different places in the house so i don't really know how much i have. Except that it is NOT ENOUGH MUST BUY MORE YARN did you see this gorgeous stuff they have now, it is merino & seacell, SO pretty must have...

Um, what was i saying?