The end of 2011 is fast approaching. What I would like to do in the new year is to start knitting/crocheting down my stash. In preparation for this, I have started to log every partial & full skein I have. I am using Ravelry for this. This ia no easy task and could be a little overwhelming. I decided to take each drawer in the plastic bins, one by one and handle it that way. Drawer by drawer. This way, it is not so daunting. Plus, I get to put it back in groups of same weight. So far I have logged in something like 56 skeins. That was only in 4 drawers. :( most of them are partials though. Where you finish a project and have some left but, not enough for another project. Are you going to throw it away?? NO! It gets stashed. That's what I have a lot of. So what am I going to do with all of these partials? Well... what I would LIKE to do is to make an oddball blanket. I really love that idea. Just keep connecting yarn withou caring where it stops in the row. Just connect the next one and keep going. I really want to get a handle on this. I have plastic bins in my closet, in my bedroom, in my spare room that I am using for my craft room, I have baskets on the shelf. I don't think I put any under the bed but, you never know. This is going to be a new year with a new focus. There may come a time where I may have to buy some but, I hope to make this an exception and not the rule. I don't buy cold meat for sandwiches untilb the old stuff is gone so it doesn't go bad. Maybe, I can treat the yarn the same way.
I joined a couple of destash groups on ravelry. Hopefully for some inspiration. For the most part, if I want something bad enough, I will get it. So I am hoping I want this bad eough to make this happen. I am off to a good start. Now to stay focused and get it done.
Until next time...