I've never been good at organizing. Ever. I just don't think that way. I deal really well with clutter, and I don' tmind having a few things out of place. So, now that I have some time, I decided to attempt to organize my life and throw out stuff I don't need. I also decided to try to organize my stash so that I could fine yarn I bought easily, and to see what it was I actually bought or was given.
I have this odd little room in my apartment that about 7' by 18'. Yeah, odd. And it's been paneled with knotty pine, and has a wall of built in shelves. These shelves are not very deep, and not very fuctional at all. So, what I ended up doing was to use them for video tapes, CD's, and my stash and knitting books. I have several baskets stuffed with yarn. One for yarn from Dave, and one for yarn from my Dye-O-Rama buddy Cayli, and other baskets for purchased yarn, and little things I have been working on or swatching. I also have yarn in the wardrobe closet (the acrylic stuff I won't admit to most people that I have - so it's tucked away so no one will be offended...), and on top, vases with knitting needles, and a wire basket of some swatching. If you look closely, there is a very old "Alka Seltzer" bottle next to the little lamp. In it are my Grandmothers tiny crochet hooks she used to make doilies. They're like a little treasure. I have no desire to crochet anything with those tiny hooks, but they're nice to have.
This wasn't very easy for me, and I'm sure someone who is "anal retentive" would probably walk in and arrange it all differently, but for now, this is where it is, and this is where I'm keeping it. For now....