Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Tackle-It Tuesday: Attack of the Small Yarn Monster

Tackle It Tuesday Meme

What started as a smaller amount of yarn for a girl who barely knew how to crochet grew into a big pile of yarn that overtook my corner of the office for a girl who can't put the hook down. Steve was starting to twitch in his left eye because the pile of yarn was such a mess; disorganized, all over the floor. Even I was starting to be bothered by the pile of yarn that never seemed to stop growing (I'm liking clutter less and less in my "old" age). After a bit of thought about it, I headed to Wal*Mart and picked up a couple of flat containers and got to work.

Here's a picture of my yarn pile before I got started, after I had taken a bunch of it out of the corner and put it in the middle of the floor. I have to say... you can't tell but there's a LOT of yarn crammed into those 2 milk-crates. I didn't realize it until I dumped it out. There's also one more flat container and a small drawer full of yarn that I completely forgot to take out for the picture; that ended up getting dumped out and re-organized as well.

After 2 hours, I had all my yarn sorted and stacked up on the top shelf. You can see it all here in 4 flat storage containers and one large shoebox size container. The after-organization shot:

You can tell from the bottom container that it's still pretty crammed in. This is about 1/3 of the yarn I have; I still have another 4 of the larger storage totes in our storage unit full of yarn. I promised myself I would try very hard not to buy more yarn until 2009, and I promised Steve in February I wouldn't bring anymore in the house for another 3-6 months. I have plenty here to keep me occupied until May, that's for sure.


Lynne said...

Good idea using the clear containers so you can see what's inside! Nice tackle!

feefifoto said...

I hadn't realized how much yarn I had hanging around but recently I looked in one closet and there was a pile, and then there was a stack in another closet, and some in a cabinet ... It's time to stop buying yarn, but it's irresistible.

Karen said...

Oh wow. It looks so much better. Funny about your husband's eye. That cracked me up.

Gray Matters said...

My goodness that is a lot of yarn! Great job - be sure to show us your creations!

Kat said...

You are so organized...seriously more than once your Tackle it Tuesday post has been an inspiration for me to declutter.

Amy said...

Great tackle! Your yarn is like my papercrafting supplies-- they keep multiplying wthout me even noticing! ;)

Rick Rack Attack said...

Aprons are my weakness. They are all over the house in piles. Gotta do something about that.

Maybe later, after I plant my sunflower forest. After I do my taxes. Or maybe not. ?? :D

Confessions of an Apron Queen: http://anapronaday.blogspot.com

Lembkes said...

I like the sponge Bob balloon in the corner.
I hope you keep it all nice and organized.