Happy April Fool's! It's Flash Your Stash day, so here's a stash flash for ya -- that's my "linen closet" which serves as my stash hideout. It looks really messy, doesn't it? But actually, all the yarn in there is separated by type or project. Let's take a quick tour:
See those two drawers in the middle? The top one holds dark-colored oddballs and the bottom one has light-colored oddballs. I plan to use them for a big oddball project.
To the left of the drawers you can see a big bag of Kersti oddballs, which will eventually become some sort of blanket.
Above the drawers is some shetland that I bought to knit Point Reyes, but decided isn't soft enough to wear. I may felt with it.
Above THAT is a big bag of Classic Elite Charmed, bought on big sale. This will be another blanket.
Pretty much everything in here lives in giant hefty bags, my favorites for organization (you absolutely need to be able to see through your storage bags, in my opinion). I've posted about my love for them before. I'm not a "neat" person, which is so blatantly obvious from this photo, but my stuff is organized. And I'm pretty good about putting all my yarn in this closet, there's almost no yarn everywhere else in the apartment. If my mother saw this closet she'd have a fit, but I'm actually pretty proud of it!
Back to the closet tour: (WARNING: This is the best part!)
On the floor in those clear boxes is lots, and lots, and LOTS of KOIGU. Wanna see how much?
Isn't my Koigu stash beautiful? Actually, this isn't all of it, these are just my oddballs which I buy for future shawl projects. I end up buying a skein of almost every new color that comes in at String, and will often buy random skeins anytime I see a color I've never seen before. With Koigu, you've gotta buy it when you see it!
But I do have more elsewhere: there's an entire dye lot of a color in its own ziploc, it's going to be a hoodie. There are 8 skeins of a burgundy that's going to be the Frost Flowers Shawl (that's in its own bag, too). There are also, in another bag, 2 each of 3 different colors, earmarked for socks. AND there are about 6 or so skeins with matching Laceweight Cashmere playing together in another bag, they will become a kicky cropped cardigan.
I'm exhausted from all this touring, go check out everyone else's stash flash!