On the 9th Day of Sock Yarn, Simply Sock Yarn gave to me...
my choice of colors from the newest Opal collection.
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How do you store your stashed yarn? Do you use the popular IKEA cubes so you can see everything in one glance? Or perhaps utilize under-the-bed storage in plastic bins? Have you just started collecting yarn, so have your skeins displayed on the table? Perhaps you are like me, and have it stashed various places- a little here, a little there. Do you use any herbs or sachets to cover the scent of the wool for moths?
I have some of my precious skeins in the back room at the store. It got sent along with other things when we moved the store in August and I just haven't brough the lovlies home yet. I also have quite a bit stashed in the entertainment cabinet in our family room, and a bit in my closet. I think it would be smart to have it all in one place so I can easily pick what I want to knit and when- perhaps that's something to go on the to-do list in 2012.
For those of you who are fans of Opal like I am, you'll be quite happy to hear that the first collection released in 2012 is set to be the Van Gogh Collection. Opal has developed 8 colorways based on 8 of Vincent Van Gogh's paintings, and I already have my eye on the whole collection. Like the Harry Potter collection a few years ago, I know this one will be super popular, so I've ordered a huge amount for everyone. Even though it's still likely to sell quickly, I do believe I have enough on order for all of us, and if you are on the e-newsletter list or read this blog regularly, you'll know as soon as it's available (when I talked to the Opal distributor for an update yesterday, their estimate was early February). I'll definitely be knitting one of these as soon as they arrive. It's a must knit.