This is not how I intended to spend my day and even worse, I just got enough sorting done for now without really addressing the issue of my yarn storage/organization.
It all started because last night as I was trying to finish up a small hat I realized I was going to run out of yarn. I knew that I probably had some more of this yarn and color somewhere in the yarn closet.
When I moved our stuff from Big Canoe I took some time to try and organize the yarn but I really only dealt with separating out several types I was using for scarves which is what I was mostly knitting at the time. Since then I’ve been crocheting a lot of blankets and of course, I’ve been buying yarn even though I had some blanket quantities somewhere in the yarn closet. And I kept buying! I have mentioned that I cannot resist a bargain so when I see good sales on the types of yarn I’m using for the blankets I buy… and I buy faster than I use.
Anyway, back to search. I pulled out one of the bins that had a mix of a bunch of types of yarn and in the bottom found one skein of the pink I was looking for. That’s it on the bottom left. Shocking that I managed to find it and while it’s not the same dye lot, it will work.
While I had a couple bins out, I decided to pull my “hat” yarn and put that in a bin. I’ve decided that Hats are going to be my travel projects for 2020 and I’ll work on some in between blankets too. I’ll make a few for family but I’ll just make a bunch and donate them. At least that’s the plan!
Anyway, now I’m a little more organized and have a bin with hat yarn and I’ve separated out the “blanket” quantities and blanket kits because I plan to continue to crochet them in 2020 too.
What I didn’t do anything about was some of the scarf and shawl yarns I bought when I first started knitting. A lot of it is hand wash only and at this point I doubt I’ll ever even use that since most of the stuff I knit and crochet is donated and needs to be easy care. That means superwash wool or acrylic. I really had no idea what I was buying in the early days and unfortunately I’m not sure what I to with it … maybe I can offer it up on Ravelry but that won’t happen for a while because it will take time to sort and decide what stays and what goes and I’m not ready to tackle that right now.
Just so you know, I do expect to USE most of the yarn I have. For now I’m into making blankets (I made 22 blankets this year) and hats but I’m sure I will be back to knitting scarves and shawls eventually.
And before the entire day is gone, I’m going to go do some binding.