Yarn Inventory Cards from Cochenille Design Studio
It seemed prudent, given our recent move and the start of a New Year, for me to take a detailed inventory of my own yarn.
I had a "general" idea of how much yarn I have based on how many bins I'd need for storing it etc. But I hadn't actually broken it down by weight and yardage amounts (dyelots and so forth) and I must say, the findings have been a bit disturbing.
I do have a LOT of yarn. But my stash is still very random. Yes, I have some yarn designated for particular projects, but aside from those, it's mostly just a skein or two of this or that. Not enough of any one thing to do much with.
To get a better handle on my stash I've made a list of each yarn (listed by weight) and the number of yards of each colors etc. I need to sit down and take stock of my patterns and see if I can find any good pairings.
I've been looking at better ways to keep track of my yarn going forward. I notice a lot of people use Excel spreadsheets to keep track of their yarn and the super organized have a photo inventory on Ravelry. Right now I just have my handwritten lists but I sort of like the downloadable yarn cards from Cochenille Design Studios -- if I had a bunch printed and sitting on a ring I'd be more likely to add a new yarn as it comes in and it would be so easy to retire it when it goes out.
How do you keep track of your yarn?