Personal Stash Down

After Christmas, I decided that I needed to keep up the momentum and continue to knit like there’s no tomorrow.  I can honestly say, I think I’ve knit even more than I did during the Christmas panic.  However, I have found that every time I look at my stash, I want each skein matched to a project… like, yesterday.  Now that my stash is no longer hidden in a cabinet, I have become slightly psychotic about it.  I keep bagging up yarn with printed patterns or index cards with notes about how to use each skein, but this doesn’t seem to be enough to put my racing mind at ease.  There seems to be so much I want to accomplish immediately.

Open bookcase=stash always staring me in the face.

On top of that, I find it harder and harder to justify buying more yarn when I have so much just sitting around, being pretty.  Now, I know that compared to many crafters, my stash is not so out of control, but I told myself that I would not buy any yarn for at least the first six months of 2012.  Unfortunately, I fell off the wagon this past week (more to come on that in another post).  So in order to feel better about my very short-lived fiber diet, I’ve decided to do something extreme.  I plan to cast on at least one project every week.

These projects will likely not be quite so epic as the Thin Ice I’m working on for the Knitabulls Podcast knit-along, especially since I only have one skein each for most of the yarn in my stash.  However, if I have all of these skeins truly locked into a pattern, surely I’ll feel better… and I may even have all of this year’s Christmas presents ready by March, or at least cast on…  Now that’s real productivity! 😉

  1. #1 by Sarah on January 28, 2012 - 4:08 PM

    Have you joined ravelry yet?? Social media site for knitters and crocheters and I think you can catalog your yarn on the site!

    • #2 by singularknitter on January 28, 2012 - 9:03 PM

      I have been on Ravelry for a couple years (username: SingularKnitter) and I love it! I have most of my stash listed, minus the wicked-deep stash, mystery yarn from my high school days. When matching patterns with my stash, it usually involves a lot of Ravelry exploration, which doesn’t necessarily help me narrow down my options!

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