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Friday, May 22, 2009

My Stash

"What the heck are you doing???", you say. I am sorting my yarn stash. Yup, that is my yarn stash piled all over my Queen size bed. It has grown to the point of being unmanageable. What you don't see in the pictures is the two large bags I threw away, and the two large bags I will give away.
Much of the yarn I didn't remember having!! How nice..... like going to the yarn store in my storage closet. I have found some really neat pink yarn from a long time ago that will make some really nice hand warmers. I found some wonderful yarn for some men's hats and scarves, and some absolutely lovely yarn that I sill have to think about before I commit to anything.
I think this has put a stop to buying any more yarn for quite a while. Recently, I bought some yarn for a baby sweater, and today I discovered I already had that particular yarn, but at the bottom of the heap. And, that is what it was in my storage closet... just a heap. Then, there was the heap in my clothes closet that rested on my shoes, and the heap in my den that I just shoved into the corner.
I now have a box of UFO's (Unfinished objects), One is a pair of socks I was working on when I moved into this apartment in August of 2001. With only a few inches left to finish the pair of socks.....why, oh why didn't I finish them??? Another is a pair of mittens pretty much in the same condition. Another 1/2 hour and they will be done.........why didn't I finish them at the time? Only God knows.
My knitting partner from one of our upstairs apartments took a look at what I was doing as I was just finishing up piling everything onto my bed. Her eyes got real big and she burst into song: "Holy, Holy, Holy, Lord God Almighty" and we threw our hand into the air. It's a good thing we have a sense of humor, or I might cry.
Stay tuned for wonderful things to come out of this stash. Hopefully ... lovely things and a smaller pile.


  1. Perhaps you need to make a list of the yarn you have with ideas of what you might be thinking to use the yarn for. Then when you think you need a new project, you can check this list. This idea from a sister with an entire room full of cross stitch supplies and projects. Ha Ha Ha

  2. I looked at your pictures and thought "I've seen that bed before". About six months my daughter and I found yarn in huge plastic bags in the garage, in the laundry room and in my closet. I try not to purchase every skein of yarn I see, but it's just not easy. Look forward to seeing what you've made.