Sunday, July 24, 2011

Stash not busting

As I pack up my home in Cambridge, MA, I have been doing a lot of reflecting over knitting projects of the past and present. I thought this would be a good opportunity to review my yarn stash. I wouldn't leave any yarn behind (all of my yarn is moving to Chicago with me!) but at least until I unpack I will have a sense of what I have in the stash. There are a few projects that I'm not packing so I can have access to them during the move, and these are enough to keep me busy for a while!

My knitting basket. This is supposed to be where current projects live... but I tend to take over more space than this!

Most of my yarn is stored in this cupboard. I have enough yarn for a years worth of projects... why is it always tempting to buy some more?

That's right... I spent some time trying to learn how to spin... or at least I had planned to. I know I want to try with a real spinning wheel, as I don't think the drop spindle is for me. Nevertheless, I cannot bring myself to get rid of my cute drop spindle. Maybe I'll use it to make a fun display!

Am I the only one who has a tangled, jumbled mess of yarn that I don't want to get rid of, but I often don't have a use for either? At the bottom of this bag (below some yarn that I do have uses for) are all these remnant scraps that I cannot seem to get rid of. This is even AFTER I've knit multiple charity afghans!

I hope there is a local yarn store near my new house (within walking distance). Harvard Square's store closed right before I moved in. I cannot wait until I've settled into my new home so I can start knitting up a storm again!