As I posted before, we have been cleaning out my Grandma’s stuff following her death. By the way, I appreciate all the condolences. It gets easier every day. And some days, I can laugh. This was one of those days. Earlier this week, my uncle asked me if I wanted all my grandma’s yarn. Being the avid crocheter I am, I told him I absolutely wanted all the yarn. “Are you sure?” he asked. “It’s a lot.”
Of course I wanted it. A lot of yarn? I’m down, homies! So he brought me some yarn last week:
He told me there was more at the other house, but I needed to come pick it up. So today I went to pick it up. Remember I said my grandma was a borderline hoarder? Might change that to just hoarder. I’ve never seen so much yarn in one place other than in a yarn shop. Here’s what I got:
That’s just all the worsted weight yarn in skeins. All told, there were 16 moving boxes full of yarn. Here’s a picture of the worsted plus the sport weight and the yarn balls:
My original plan was to take a picture with everything all piled up in front of the door. The whole lot fell down before I could do so. Here’s the crochet thread:
And, the rug yarn. Both of these boxes are giant boxes full. If I had been able to pile *everything* up, it would have been a very impressive pile:
And, here’s the mess after it fell down:
Sorry, yarn snobs, it’s mostly acrylic. Only about 10% of it is plain wool, and there’s nothing particularly fancy. Even so, I generally buy acrylic yarn anyway because I’m po’, and I’m excited to have all this yarn. Well, not quite this much.
What am I going to do with it all? I’m going to donate at least some of it. I’m going to teach a friend’s girl scout troop to crochet. And I’m going to crochet a LOT. I doubt I will ever have to buy yarn again. But dang, that’s half the fun of crocheting, buying yarn, right?
Now, for the ask the audience part. I’d like to know how you guys store your yarn. I have always stored mine in a drawer, but I have never really had that much yarn before. Clearly I’m not going to keep this much yarn, but I’m going to keep quite a bit of it and I need a better storage method. What ideas do you guys have for yarn storage?