Confronting the Stash
Temporarily relocating my stash got me thinking. Once upon a time my mum gave me a wicker laundry basket she didn't use for me to store my knitting in. That was at a time when all I knit with was lopi and it worked out pretty good. But now that I've branched out from bulky, scratchy wools and acquired enough yarn to knit possibly a dozen sweaters (these sweaters might be of varying sizes mind you), I have got to refine my system. I'm not sure I've ever been in on a stash-organizing discussion, so I'm not sure if there are guidelines to be followed. Michael (who's the produce manager at Karma) sometimes gets these organic pears in wooden crates and I could ask him to hold on to some of the crates next time they come it, but then what? Do I organize by colour? brand? thickness? fibre? Do I store everything in ziplock bags to protect against moths like some people I know? Suggestions on this would be most welcome.