For those of you who've been wondering how my knitting room is coming along -- well, let's just say that it's still a work in progress. But I have started to load up the Ikea Expedite unit with books and yarn. Here's a glimpse of the first few shelves.
I decided to put my "left-overs" into glass cookie jars that I found at the Container store. If I want to sort them out by yarn weight (which I think makes the most sense) I'm going to need a couple more jars. It's amazing how many of these wee bits of left over yarn I have.
The handmade pottery yarn bowl is an early birthday gift from my sister -- I carried it home on the plane from Toronto and was very relieved it made it to San Francisco "intact". Once the rest of the room is pulled together I hope to find a spot on the floor by my knitting chair where it can be used -- but it does look pretty on the top of the shelf.
There's a LOT more work to be done in this room, it's sort of like knitting an afghan. Piece by piece I'm getting it done. Each piece is so pretty on its own, but it'll be a while before I can stitch them all together and have a finished room.
I had the purple canvas bins on hand, so I'm using those for yarn storage for now with temporary lables. I'm still trying to decide how best to group my yarn. By fiber? Weight? Color? How do you organize yours and why?