how to store yarn

We finished the second of the grey-black wristwarmers for our friends’ birthday! Their presents are now all ready, except we want to wash the wristwarmers first (first to see how they’ll hold up, second bc the yarn was probably stored weird and had lots of lint coming off it) and giftwrap them, but there’s lots of time still.

We also started on the second of another unfinished pair… so maybe if we continue like this, we’ll have several finished pairs of wristwarmers instead of a whole bunch of partnerless ones ^^

We also made plans for rainbow coloured ones that we want to do next. Or, well, we don’t have all the colours for a rainbow, but it’s going to be brightly coloured and striped with the colours we do have! (We have yellow, red, green, turquoise and lots of different blues of which we’ll use one)

Crochet/Knitting Ask Game!

If one of these already exists, I haven’t seen one. So I figured, why not?

General

1.     How did you first learn your craft?

2.     How old were you when you first learned to craft?

3.     What was the first project you completed?

4.     What would you like to make next?

5.     Do you use stitch markers?

6.     Do you watch or listen to anything while you craft?

7.     What aspect of your craft is the most challenging to you?

8.     Which of your past projects are you the most proud of?

9.     How long have you been crafting?

10. Where do you usually buy your yarn?

11. Are you a yarn snob?

12. What was the last yarn you purchased?

13. What is the last crafting related purchase you made?

14. How often do you keep a project you’ve made?

15. What is your workspace like?

16.  Where do you do most of your crafting?

17. How would you describe your crafting style?

18. What aspect of your craft would you most like to improve?

19. What tool or accessory would you like to acquire next?

20. How big is your yarn stash?

21. How often do you knit/crochet?

22. Do you always have a project in mind when you buy yarn?

23. Do you find any crafting tools to be overrated?

24. When you want to learn a new stitch, how do you go about it?

25. Do you have a devoted yarn bag?

26. Does anyone else in your family crochet/knit?

27. How do you store your yarn stash?

WIPs:

28. What are your current WIPs?

29. Do you have any projects currently in time out?

30. Which WIP have you been working on the longest?

31. Where do you store your WIPs?

32. What was the last project you had to frog? Why?

33. What is the most frustrating experience you’ve had with a project? 

Have you ever…?

34. Sold your work?

35. Finished a full sized blanket?

36. Had an interesting interaction with a stranger for crafting in public?

37. Had a household member complain about the size of your yarn stash?

38. Been to a crocheting/knitting club or circle?

39. Written a pattern to share with others?

40. Purchased yarn only to decide you hated it?

41. Bought craft supplies in bulk?

42. Participated in a crochet/knit along?

43. Completed a year-long project? (Mood blanket, temperature blanket, etc)

This or that?

44. Knitting, crocheting, or both?

45. Patterns or improvise?

46. Stick to one project or keep multiple going at once?

47. Wind new yarn or leave it as is?

48. Buy supplies online or in person?

49. Make gauge swatches or hope for the best?

Favorites:

50. Hook/needle size?

51. Yarn you’ve worked with

52. Stitch?

53. Yarn weight to work with?

54. Craft-related gift you’ve received?

55. Type of project to crochet/knit?

56. Crafting accessory?

57. Online supply store?

58. In-Person supply store?

59. Yarn brand?

60. Place for patterns?

61. Hook/needle brand?

Social media:

62. Do you have any social media accounts just for your craft?

63. Do you post WIPs on social media or just the finished products?

64. If someone asked you to recommend other crafting blogs, which would you recommend?

Post a photo of…?

65. Your yarn stash

66. One of your WIPs

67. A finished project

68. Your craft space

69. Your collection of hooks/needles

70. Your first project (or earliest you have a photo of)

71. Yourself!

imnotahero-imascientist  asked:

Hi I've been knitting for a while but always from a huge stash of yarn my great aunt gave me when she passed. I'm starting to run out of good-quality (not squeaky/weird textured) yarn and trying to figure out how to buy more. There's a yarn store here but it's *super* expensive (like $25 for a skein). Where would you recommend buying yarn online in the US/east coast? I'm looking at lion brand now but I'd love to have some other suggestions. Thanks!

Knitpicks.com is a great site for affordable, decent quality yarn. Etsy can be worth checking out too. And Yarn.com has a big selection and can be good value if they’re having a sale.

Do others have ideas?