This day's topic made me laugh. Guffaw, even. "How do you keep your yarn organized?" My answer, which I'm assuming will be the consensus from most people, is not at all. Sure, there are going to be a couple of people with an intricate filing system, and we'll smile and nod and say "What a great idea!" whilst secretly rolling our eyes.
I had an idea at one point that I would organize all of my knitting stuff in an antique washstand, because antique furniture rocks and washstands are an entertaining conversation piece--you can casually bring up how chamberpots used to be stored in them. I think my husband is still slightly horrified that a piece of our furniture was possibly used for poop storage.
I do have all of my needles, measuring tape, markers and various knitting flotsam in here--as well as a sewing machine stashed in the commode--but I wanted to display my lovely yarn for the world to see. I have an odds and ends yarn bucket:
But the meat of the yarn goes into a big old pile. My mom ordered the basket online as a gift for me, and was appalled at the size when it arrived. I assured her I could fill it, and it wasn't too difficult (read: I could barely fit everything in there)--but it became clear that I couldn't leave it out when we were gone.
Our dog loves yarn. Loves it. Other than peanut butter and dead animals, I think it's his favorite thing. Loves to pick it up and do the 'kill' on it--you know the thing where dogs shake their head back and forth to kill prey? He managed to stalk and nab some prey yesterday.
It's the yarn I just wrote about, the one I carefully placed back into a bag and into the basket. If he learns to open doors, it's game over, man.
A discussion of yarn storage wouldn't be complete without a mention of my portable yarn storage unit:
My relatives got it for me for Christmas last year, and it pretty much rocks. Don't be too jealous.