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Thursday, April 19, 2007

STASHING THE STASH!!!


Yesterday I finally decided it was time to reorganize the stash. If you're reading this and have no clue what stash is, you are definitely NOT a fiber fanatic!

Several months ago, I bought a clear, lucite cubby from a retail store that was going out of business. I imagined using it to display my own finished items and my husband's pottery pieces. In fact, I used it for our December in-home trunk show and thought it worked very attractively and effectively. I offered it to the PCPFC gallery, but they declined. So.....I decided to use it in my laundry/stash room to TRY to reorganize my stash!

First of all, the hanging of the cubby.....it required LARGE holes in the wall - not my husband's favorite thing to do to our non-plaster walls. My plan? To color-coordinate the "balls" of yarn wound on those small cardboard tubes. My rationale? They take up space because they are not crushable and squishable. As was suggested in a Knitters Review forum, stash is a collection of art! That was my own belief as well! (http://knittersreview.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=76640)

Well....I must not have the knack for color because the result is an ugly, chaotic, messy-looking wall of horror. It did free up some space in my cupboards, as I shifted spaces, but what I had hoped for was beauty in the laundry room, and I definitely failed at that.

4 comments:

Alpaca Granny said...

Wish that I had those lucite cubes. Wouldn't they be great for my alpaca roving?
I think your laundry/stash room looks lovely..... Art is in the eyes of the beholder.

Scarf It Up! said...

Thanks, Granny! Perhaps it will grow on me. At least I can now hide some other stuff inside the cupboards!

Marigold said...

Hmm...the stash does look a bit muddled to me too...is there any way to seperate out the colors a bit more? or maybe fill up the cubicles completely, and leave some empty?

LilacEyelash said...

maybe it's just my own idea of organization, but i think the yarn looks very inviting and bright in the cubes that way! it's like a burst of fun and a prism of textures. (o:

~tak

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