Here's what I've discovered:
- I bought some yarn that I don't like when I first started to learn to knit. The yarn was on sale and I often bought all that was there. Deep discounts still thrill me (40% off or even 60% at my lys).
- I find it easier to
get rid offind new a new home for yarn that isn't wool, silk or another natural fiber.
- I tend to buy enough yarn for a specific "type of" project (like sweater, vest, etc) when I discover a yarn that I really like. The Maggi Knits Linen is a good example. I bought ample to make a sweater vest.
- I have enough projects to keep me knitting for at least 5 years if I complete one project a month. This does not include my sock stash.
- I have a lot of nice sock yarn.
- I am getting rid of sock yarn that I don't like.
- I have a large number of unfinished projects that will take less than 15 hours each to complete. Good yarn that has been knitted up to the point that I need to concentrate on what I'm doing to finish. Some examples include my Tahoe handspun sweater vest that I only need to work the neck decreases, steek the sleeves and neck and pick up those edges to make the bands...the second sock that I started knitting while at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Fest in 2007....and the socks I'm knitting for NW using Yarmando's sock pattern. I just need to do the gusset increases.
- Knitting books are multiplying in my house! I'm getting them all on LibraryThing so I know what I have.
- Some of these knitting books are more interesting now than when I got them. (Purl Stitch)
- Some are less interesting now than when I got them. (Loop-d-loop)
- I have started to acquire some nice spinning fiber. Now I just need to sit down and spin, don't I?
How do you organize your stash?