How Big is Your Yarn Stash?

I love yarn!  All yarn!  All types, colors and thicknesses.  I have a rather large stash of yarn stored in multiple bins and boxes.  I tend to get a lot of my yarn from thrift stores or garage sales.  It is amazing to me how many people start projects and never finish them.  I can pay next to nothing for a box or bag of yarn and gain lots of treasures.  I often get extras like crochet hooks, knitting needles, patterns and small sewing supplies.  

I regularly think about sorting and organizing my yarn stash but there is so much that it is a bit overwhelming.  First, I don’t have a huge craft room, just a corner of our basement so bins and boxes seem to work best.  Second, if I did have the room the storage areas I would like to have are costly.  Then there is just the fact that if I would just use it, there would be less.

It also doesn’t make sense to me because of what I use most of it for.  An item I have made for a long time is pet mats.  I really enjoy making these since I can be super creative with them.  Pet mats are made using two strands of yarn.  I love to mix different colors and types of yarns together.  It’s fun to mix variegated yarn with a plain one for different effects or two radically different colors or textures together.  

But enough about my yarn obsession.  I would love to hear about your yarn stash or the way you organize it.  Tell me about it in the comments.

Guess I’ll go make some pet mats now.  You can read more about them tomorrow.

Until Tomorrow…