killing_rose: Raven/corvid in the frozen surf (Default)
[personal profile] killing_rose posting in [community profile] knitting
 I am currently looking to move my yarn from a series of random storage containers to something uniform. This is an option:

As is this:

Pegboard would probably be the absolute best bet, but I have no idea how to use Pegboard when you can't "damage" the walls.

What do you use? Any ideas or opinions?

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Date: 2017-03-13 04:11 am (UTC)
pinesandmaples: A blue and red cross on a brown background, all made of yarn. Based on a mitered square. (knitting: square)
From: [personal profile] pinesandmaples
I have a china hutch that's all glass (because cats) for my yarn. Someone literally paid me to remove it from their house so it was awesome and better than free! When I was in college, I turned plastic milk crates on their sides and stacked them to form a custom yarn shelving unit. It was pretty good (and very cheap).

You have two options for not damaging the walls as far as pegboards go:
- just put the holes in and do the plaster repair yourself. Covering small holes is really simple.
- lean the board against the wall at a jaunty angle. I currently have a huge mirror and a huge painting that employ this method because my house is where studs go to die.

I suggest trolling the used furniture/junk shop/yard sale/weird ways of acquiring furniture cheap option to see if something useful yet odd washes up. That's usually how I acquire goods, and it results in a very lovely aesthetic, tbh.

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Date: 2017-03-13 04:22 am (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai
Define "pegboard"? I am wondering if it's a thing that you could attach with command strips.

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Date: 2017-03-14 03:51 pm (UTC)
alexseanchai: Blue and purple lightning (Default)
From: [personal profile] alexseanchai

...five pounds is well within tolerance for larger command strips though?

Yay working plan!

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Date: 2017-03-13 07:50 am (UTC)
marginalia: (Default)
From: [personal profile] marginalia
I use wire cube shelves with fabric drawers. The cube sets officially make 4 cubes, but I combined two sets for a nine-cube square & used two colors of drawers for a checkerboard effect.

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Date: 2017-03-13 09:04 am (UTC)
copracat: Karen Gillan as Jean Shrimpton knitting (Jean knitting)
From: [personal profile] copracat
I've repurposed an old CD shelf much like the bookshelves in the 'making a home' blog (thanks for the link!)

The other one would take up too much storage space in my wardrobe or I'd have to find something to fix it to. I have seen people use free-standing clothes racks to hang sewing projects from and I imagine I would use something like that.

I like the bookshelf one because it's pretty, but the other is sensible if you use up yarn faster than buying (ha ha ha ha is that anyone?) because you could change how much space it took up depending on need.

Good luck! Yarn storage is very important. Mum pretty much has a garage of stackable plastic bins with lids and wheels. She's a cautionary tale!



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