Sunday, December 11, 2011

Yarn stash

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...
Bunny

6 comments:

Marsha said...

hmmmmmmm, sounds like a great idea. I may just have to follow along with that train of thought.

Sandie said...

Been there. I had determined I would detash and was doing pretty well until this weekend when I went to Michael's. Bad idea! LOL I plan to attend the next Knit Your Bit and I wanted particular yarn colors to work on a scarf there. Of course, I didn't only get that. But I have to say I have made a good dent in what I had. Maybe I should take stock as you are doing. I might be surprised at what I actually do have!

Bunny said...

I heard about the Michael's sale. Glad mine is a little ways away to get to. lol

Sandy said...

Awesome idea, something I need to do, have thought of many times...just haven't gotten there, lol. I'm currently in organizational mode transferring yarn stash from plastic bins (colored ones in some cases), and big plastic bags to storage bags with zippers. Believe they're made by ziplock. They're really large and fit nicely on my shelves. I can see what's in their and they're light weight enough I can move them around easier then the tubs.

Ghost said...

i am continually trying to destash. Great idea in my opinion. you might consider mittens or gloves, which every you prefer. Gloves could have different colored fingers on each hand or even two different colored mittens or gloves done in the same pattern. this might help use up the smaller amounts of yarn.

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