Happy Place With Ashley Parker

Ashley Parker is the designer and blogger behind The Loopy Lamb crochet blog and strives to inspire others with her clear, modern and fun crochet patterns and online tutorials.  Ashley is a Canadian mom of two who loves coffee, owls, and all things yarn. Ashley loves to design a variety of projects from home décor to accessories, amigurumi toys and more. Follow Ashley’s crochet adventures on Instagram (@theloopylamb) and find her free crochet patterns at https://www.theloopylamb.com.



What system do you use to organize your yarn?

By brand. 


What furniture/storage systems do you use to organize your yarn?

Ikea billy bookshelves and baskets.


How do you like to de-stash?

I gift it to friends and family or make projects to donate.



More often than not, what colors are always in your office/yarn corner?

Jewel tones.


Do you like to work in the same space where your yarn is stored? Why or why not?

Yes, because I have access to all my materials in one place.


When you are working on a project, do you have a specific spot you put it when you aren't working on it, or does it follow you around beyond your space?

It follows me around.



Was the majority of your yarn bought with a project idea in mind?

Probably about half and half.


Do you or have you ever found it difficult to manage/organize your yarn?



How did you find an organization system that works for you?

Trial and error mostly. I spent time trying to think about what runs through my head when I look for yarn to use and then built a system on that.



How important is a well-organized yarn corner/office to your mental wellbeing?

Definitely helps with keeping my stress levels down.


Where did you purchase everything shown in your photos?

Ikea and the Dollar Store.


Do you have any tips or advice you have for someone who is trying to reorganize their stash? I

Create a system that works for you. When you go looking for yarn for a project, think about what steps you go through mentally and what your first instincts are. Do you look for colours first? Do you look for yarn by weight or brand? For me, I tend to look for brand then yarn weight and then colour, so my shelves are mostly organized in this order.


Are there any current projects or promotions you'd like to share?

I share crochet patterns for free on my blog, theloopylamb.com.


Photos courtesy of Ashley Parker.