I had a rare, full weekend at home, and when that happens I try to organize stuff around my apartment. I have this great yarn storage fixture my dad built when I moved in, but I’ve been struggling with where to keep my little, partial skeins.
I do hold on to any leftovers from projects. There’s too many fun scrap projects out there to pass up. I hold on to the left overs from most of Mom’s projects, too, cause she doesn’t see the value in having partial skeins around. So when she needs just a little bit of yarn for a coordinating color, like heels and toes, she’s always happy I held on to them!
These partial skeins lived in a large under-the-bed bin, which made it hard when I was looking for something specific. For a while, I’ve wanted one of those craft carts with the small drawers, but they come with such a hefty price tag. I could never justify spending that much money when I had a place to keep that yarn. It didn’t matter that it wasn’t ideal.
But Mom wanted to go to Michael’s, and I needed a poster frame, so I tagged along. Lo and behold, those same craft carts were on sale, 50% off. I could stomach that price!
I had to build it myself, which wasn’t a huge deal. Then I took that bin out from under the bed and started sorting all of my partial skeins by color. It took the better part of a Saturday, but I’m so happy with it! Now it’s so much easier to find that one coordinating yarn I need.
Do you hold on to your partial skeins? How do you store them if you do? Let me know in the comments!