IKEA ideas

I’ve been poking around at IKEA, trying to decide on a better way to store my yarn/projects/knitting paraphernalia. I really like the idea of these cubbies and related clear boxes. I have enough space for this 16 cubby shelf, but could possibly go a little smaller and not take up the entire wall in the little room off our bedroom. Would it be enough? Not sure yet…

While I was at IKEA, I also found a little folding bench which would be cute on our tiny front porch. I actually liked the idea of two chairs better, but they’re out of stock right now. No matter, I didn’t buy anything yet!

Except for one clear box to try out, and…this.


If it’s flexible enough, I want to knit something silly with it. I just don’t know what, yet. I’m assuming that the laces aren’t terribly long, and I don’t want to have to try to join pieces. I’m open to your ideas; what do you think?

11 responses to “IKEA ideas

  1. You are crazy! I love it and can’t wait to see what that turns into!

  2. Wow, what a wacky idea! It looks tasty too …

    I have a wire basket system that I got at Ikea a few years ago that’s similar to the Antonius frame and wire baskets system they sell now. I have two set up side by side in my ‘yarnoire’ (armoire that houses my yarn) and it works wonderfully.

  3. Well there is the X rated 340 (or is it 380? ) the calorie count of a knit thong!

    Debbie New had knit mini socks, from laces.

    Lily Chin has a pattern idea too–i forget what.

  4. I love the clear box much better. Unfortunately, neither of these choice will hold even a small faction of my stash–that’s really sad. Who’d have thought when we moved to Oregon!!!!

    I am still at loss what the last thing is. Very curious–because the package said it’s FOOD? So, do you knit up and eat it? Fascinating, indeed. How about the 198-yard shawl?

  5. Only a knitter would go to Ikea looking for storage for her stash and find more stash…I can’t wait to see what you do with it.

  6. When we moved here, I switched from flexible plastic bags, zippers closing, to hard plastic drawer/boxes from Container Store. Really like these. Don’t you worry about keeping dust out?

    Candy laces to knit? Maybe some kind of a fund-raiser…

  7. That candy is far too tempting. Think I’d succumb to K1,P1 Nibble 1.

    I have a set of those cubby’s ( just 2 blocks high) in the hallway and use them as a shoe rack. I have a soft drawers in them to hold hats, gloves and kids junk. I think they’d look great as yarn storage.

  8. i love the idea of knitting something with it. i’m always keeping my eyes open to non-traditional materials to knit with…you win!!

  9. I really like the cubbies and clear boxes – I’m hoping to do something like this when I get my own yarn room (someday!)

    Too funny on the candy laces – how about a crocheted necklace?

  10. Would you knit and then eat it? It could be funny to knit something food-related…

  11. I have the 4×2 cubby wall full of fabric, but I use the “men’s shoe boxes” from The Container Store in Ikea’s PAX cabinets for yarn storage. I prefer to keep my yarn in sealed containers (lots of road and field dust here), and fabric is washable.

    I’ll have to look for the candylace the next time I’m at Ikea. Could be fun….