Tuesday, June 29, 2010
The Yarn Wall
Enter the Yarn Wall.
Tim has been experimenting with the right way to build the yarn wall for a while. The last time we talked about it, it looked like it was going to be a combination of PVC pipe and wood joins that seemed a bit complex. Then he found these cubicle thingees on sale at Target a few weeks ago, and we bought three 3 x 3 units. Tim put them together pretty quickly and now a good portion of the stash is stored there. The yarn wall has numerous benefits:
1. I can easily see what color and how much yarn I have, and this has made me not want to buy any more yarn for a long, long time.
2. I can easily compare colors and textures and decide which yarns I really want to keep and which I can sell (which I'm doing right now on Ravelry)
3. It helps me figure out future projects.
4. If you're staying over in our guest room, it is just like living in a yarn shop.
Seriously. There is no better way to stop buying yarn that to have a yarn wall. Trust me on this.
It still has a way to go, both in terms of organizing the storage and figuring out what I want to sell, but so far the Yarn Wall is a hit with everyone. The cats aren't quite sure what to make of it, which is a good thing.