Do you have a yarn stash? Where does it live? Is it organized? Do you have rules and regulations regarding said yarn stash?
Recently, I did a thorough organization of my stash. I sorted, evaluated, donated, photographed, documented (on Ravelry stash page), and stored every skein in my possession. I resolved to photograph, stash (on Ravelry), and properly store each new skein as well. This was the result:
If I do a very unscientific calculation using my projects page on Ravelry for the last 3 years (not all projects were properly documented), and the number of yarns (or groups of the same yarn), I figure I have enough to get me through the next year and a half without purchasing new yarn.
Of course I’m not going to resist buying yarn for the next year and a half. If you have willpower of that level, please comment here, I’d love to know how you do it!
It’s not a small stash, but I’m not in danger of SABLE (Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy). This very amazing lady probably went SABLE years ago. This is Bonney:
If your stash looks anything like this, you must email me a picture of it right now: firstname.lastname@example.org
I do have some rules concerning my stash (which Eva from Peaches n’ Purls refers to as “Stashology”):
1. I must knit from stash. This does not mean I cannot acquire more yarn for the stash, only that I must make every effort to use yarns from the stash.
2. Future yarn purchases must have a specific project assigned to them. Exceptions to this rule include limited edition colorways or extremely rare and amazing yarns (like Qiviut, which I’ve yet to acquire).
3. Any yarn being stashed must be properly photographed and recorded on my Ravelry stash page in order to facilitate Rule #1 and #2.
4 My husband is not allowed to mention my stash or refer to it in any way, either verbally or non-verbally. In return, I ignore the fact that we have 5 cars, 2 of which actually we actually drive on a regular basis, and only one other that actually is capable of being driven.
Please share your personal “stashology” in the comments below. I would also love to receive pictures of your stash (email@example.com). If I can get enough interest, I may hold a small contest with a nice little prize pack to help you conquer your stash this year.
Have a lovely day!