Oh do I love my yarn. Sometimes I find myself staring at my yarn hutch as I drift off to sleep and think how lucky and grateful I am to have my own yarn stash. Other times, I wake up and wonder how I’ve accumulated so much, no one person needs this much yarn. I just have a collective personality I suppose – or is it addictive personality? At any rate, it’s something I completely enjoy and I wanted to give you all a peek into my stash. This, folks, is what I love coming home to (besides the cats, of course)….
And that’s not even all of my yarn. It’s organized by weight and then color. Librarian that I am I even tried to catalog it, pretty much gave up on that about a month in. One of these days it’ll happen. The hutch is from IKEA. I did the thing you’re not supposed to do and put it together by myself up until the last step of putting the doors on. Yep, all 5’2″ of me heaved that thing into place where it stands now. It has been stuffed full of yarn ever since. The boxes at the top also house bits of used yarn that’s too small to go in the hutch on its own.
The rest of my yarn is in tubs…. Knit Picks Palette yarn has 3 smaller tubs to itself. This fingering weight yarn is so versatile. I’ve used it for a shawl, some cowls, and toys. The color range is amazing. It’s 100% Peruvian wool, is there any wonder why I hoard it?
Cascade 220 worsted has 2 underbed containers alone. I love love love this yarn. 100% Peruvian wool, great hand, gauge always ends up spot on, blocks beautifully, gorgeous colors, I could go on and on. There is a distinct reason why I have so much of it.
A rolling drawer set and a couple of plastic bins of miscellaneous yarn – aka the cheaper yarn – round out the collection (too buried in my closet to photograph).
Alright, want to take a closer look at what’s inside the hutch? Sure you do!
The top part of the hutch starts with lace weight at the top left and moves on through to DK weight by the bottom right. As you can see, I have a lot of Berroco’s Vintage DK. I love the worsted weight version and have yet to find a project for the DK version. When the time comes I’ll be ready!
The bottom part of the hutch mainly contains my large worsted-weight collection. The last half of the last shelf is bulky weight. For some reason I tend to be hesitant when buying bulky weight, I think it may be due to living in the southwest where it’s Summer for a good portion of the year.
Oh and blue is my favorite color, if you didn’t notice. : )
So that is it, I hope you enjoyed the tour! Since I have so much I might start doing a Yarn Spotlight series to highlight brands/skeins that are particularly special and noteworthy. Eek, I can’t wait!