Jonah Larson is one of the most popular yarnists in the world right now. Back in January he was discovered as a crochet prodigy and at only 11 years old, he's taken the world by storm. Since then, he's been featured in news outlets across the nation and world and even has his own book deal, Hello, Crochet Friends! Making Art, Being Mindful, Giving Back: Do What Makes You Happy. He shares his adventures on Instagram and Facebook and has even met politicans and celebrities!
Without further ado, we are happy to share with you Jonah’s Happy Place!
What system do you use to organize your yarn? (by color, by fiber content, by project, etc.)
By the size of the skein.
What furniture/storage systems do you use to organize your yarn?
Metal cube wall and totes.
How do you like to de-stash? (i.e completing projects, yarn swaps, yarn sales, donations)?
All yarn that I don’t use goes directly to our church. That team makes prayer shawls, blankets, etc. for those in need. By the way - I always complete my projects. It’s my rule.
More often than not, what colors are always in your office/yarn corner?
Every color you can think of. I love color.
Do you like to work in the same space where your yarn is stored? Why or why not?
No, I like to crochet in the living room where I can be with my family.
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?
I have a specific spot.
How important is a well-organized yarn corner/office to your mental wellbeing?
Extremely. It makes me somewhat anxious if it’s not tended to.
Was the majority of your yarn bought with a project idea in mind?
Share any tips or advice you have for someone who is trying to reorganize their stash.
It may seem overwhelming. Just set your mind to it and do it. Then, keep it up.
Share any current projects or promotions.
Jonah's GoFundMe: https://www.gofundme.com/jonahshands
Jonah's book: https://www.amazon.com/Hello-Crochet-Friends-Making-Mindful/dp/0999143700/ref=sr_1_1?crid=J6GPNGHYRN41&keywords=hello+crochet+friends&qid=1560260728&s=gateway&sprefix=Hello+cro%2Caps%2C172&sr=8-1
And there you have it - Jonah’s best tips for storing yarn. Check out our next Happy Place post for yarn storage thoughts from Threadwinners!
All photos courtesy of Jonah Larson.