When I started to crochet I made this basket to stash the yarn I bought, but as I bought more and more yarn it was getting hard to find what I needed and I never new what I had.
One day while shopping I bought two cardboard boxes with the idea to store the yarns. When I got home I see that the boxes fit perfectly in my Expedit bookcase and I can place two boxes in each shelve. So I buy two more boxes and divide the yarns in four groups:
- Blue and purple yarns;
- Brown, cream and green yarns;
- Yellow, red, orange and pink yarns;
- White, black and grey.
On each box I have a plastic bag with yarn leftovers that are to small roll into a ball but big enough to use for small embellishments like noses or mouths.
The smaller leftovers I use to stuff small pieces and keep them in a big plastic jar:
Because all the boxes are different from each other I know where to look when I need something and this way the yarn is protected from the sun and dust.
My bookstand, besides being where I keep my stash and tools from several crafts, is where all my amigurumi live.