Sunday, January 17, 2010

Modesty

Last week I was browsing around on Flickr, and I came upon this picture of fridaknits' sock yarn stash:

Something about this picture just spoke to me, and while Maxime was napping and Emilie and I were lazing around yesterday afternoon, it inspired me to do my own inventory of the stash.

Have you ever really looked at your stash? I mean, really looked at it? Laid it out in all its glory and taken it all in? I don't recommend it. I've known (and even been proud) of my yarn-addiction, but seeing it all in one pile made me think that this might, perhaps, be getting out of hand now...

Now, to be clear: this constitutes the BULK of my stash. When I first got back into knitting, I mostly bought sock yarn. Not only did I enjoy sock knitting, but I was completely enamoured the idea of sock yarn, especially hand-dyed yarn. And at the time, I thought the idea of getting one project's worth of yarn for 25-30$ was pretty thrifty.

Yeah, go ahead and laugh. Take your time. I'll wait.

So! As I was on a roll, I took pictures of the most recent stash enhancement...




From top to bottom: various single skeins of KnitPicks Palette, to be used for a multitude of mitten projects; 2 skeins of Malabrigo Sock yarn in the Lettuce colourway (I actually gifted one of these to Kate-the-Enabler, super-mom and friend extraordinaire); 5 skeins of Cascade 220 Heathers (which I'll be using to knit the Rococo Shawl)...

And last but not least, one ball of Schoppel-Wolle Crazy Zauberball. Yes, more sock yarn...

Hello. My name is Tara, and I am outta my frickin' mind.

Happy Knitting Everyone!

7 comments:

kate-the-enabler said...

now THAT? THAT is a glorous pile of yarn :)
and did I spend last night working away diligently on any of my WIPs? Nope - spent the evening surfing on Ravelry, looking for the PERFECT use for a lovely skein of lettuce-coloured Malabrigo. Thank you........

Big Girl Feet said...

I am loving your big stash! Don't you just want to dive into that lovely pile of scrummy yarn- mmmm!!

I just purged a bunch of yarn I know I'll never use(mostly acrylics which they use to make blankets for the local hospital to give to new parents in need, sick kids, etc.) & donated it to the local knitting group that my mum goes to. Our theory is that if you purge one skein for a good cause, you are entitled to replace it with 2 new ones. That's my story and I'm sticking to it!

K. said...

I choose to live in denial (which is not a river in Egypt) and keep my sock yarn safely hidden in the closet. If I added up how much I spent on all of it, it might be close to a semester's tuition. And I'm NOT ready to face that.

Sinéad said...

Brave. That's what you are. There's no way I'd take everything out of my yarn closet and pile it like that. I don't think I'd be able for the shock. Worse still, imagine adding up what we spent on it all? *shudder* But, would I give it away or buy anything else? Hell no! Enjoy it. It's a working piece of colourful art.

Sereknitty said...

Fabulous collection! Think of it as 'Art'! If it makes you feel any better, I have at least 12 containers full of yarn that will more than outlast my lifetime!

Knit and Purl Mama said...

You are out of your mind! LOL. I'd never put my stash all together in one place to look at. I'd probably have a heart attack. And I don't want the hubster to see... cuz then maybe he'd make me get rid of it. What does Phil have to say about your stash? LOL

birana said...

miam!miam! A lovely stash!