For the rest of 2016, our family theme is organization as we are looking to move in a year we need to take care of our clutter. Since we will be knee deep in stuff we might as well organize it. I mean seriously organize it like put stuff in boxes, writing down was in in said box and put that info in a database.
One area for me personally that would be so much easier to use is all of my craft stuff which is primarily yarn. To better get a handle on just how and where to store my yarn, I have decided to think of the projects I am likely to do in the next six -eight months.
I like to do something for Halloween and for Valentineâ€™s Day. Iâ€™ve done small monsters, gnomes, and even more monsters in the past. This year I have two ideas that would both be cute.
One is Pokeballs building on my Gen Con venture. The other is snakes and possibly some dragons. The snakes I had made for a girl and her brother since they have a pet snake making one to look like her snake and one to favor a Ninja Turtle since the boy loves Ninja Turtles. Since I plan on making more Pokeballs for PaxSouth, I am leaning towards the snakes and adding some wings for a few dragons. Wow. I think Iâ€™ve made my decision. Itâ€™s amazing what just talking (or writing!) it out really helps bring clarity.
Projects I know I will have within the next six months:
Valentineâ€™s Day happies
Pokeballs for PaxSouth
Baby Gift (x2)
Mermaid afghan (possibly 2. Large project. Iâ€™m terrible with large projects.)
So yeah for a lot of this I donâ€™t have the yarn yet or maybe I do once it is all organized. I may have more yarn than I realize.
For my actual yarn organization, I am using clear, shallow, plastic boxes with the idea that only one layer of yarn will fit. Iâ€™ve tried larger boxes but find that after time the yarn will tangle once I start going through the boxes to find something. I had tried using gallon Ziploc bags so the yarn wouldnâ€™t unravel but find that solution tiring. Maybe a better organization system would mean grouping better yarns together. Before I had just done it by color which – in hindsight – wasnâ€™t the best. This time I plan to group by weight and projects.