How does your stash make you feel? Happy? Frustrated? Anxious?
Last Rhrusday morning mine mine made me feel grumpy.
MrC was over at the boat and I'd fallen asleep with my phone on the pillow, centre headboard. Now our bed is an old Ikea loft bed - one of those space conserving pieces of furniture, liek a top bunk with room for a whole extra room underneath. Wen we moved MrC sawed down the legs, except he left them longer than the usual bed height, to accommodate my stash :) Underbed storage is high enough for a box plus a vacuum pack on top. It's very crowded under there!
So, Thrusday morning I'm groggy with sleep and I hear my phone drop on the floor. Ten minutes before the alarm goes off. I have to get up, start pulling boxes and packs from under the bed, and then crawl right under to hunt for the phone, Not only too much exertion for 5.50am but also rather dusty. I couldn't find it. I could hear the alarm but couldn't see the phone light up, Turns out it had fallen off the SIDE of the bed over on MrC's side.
Anyway, it made me think about getting out some stash and reminding myself what was where (especially as I'd messed it all uppulling it all out). So I spent the weekend gently rummaging through some stash, One box or pack at a time as there's not much room around my knitting chair to scatter the contents and check them out again.
Although I'm very happy with my stash I've lapsed on some of my sort-of New Year Resolutions:
- I've stopped adding new stash to ravelry
- I'm still winding balls and not attaching the labels
- I've been buying stash 'just because' rather than for planned projects
- I've not been using up oddballs
- I've not been using up old stash
If I'm not careful I'll be a candidate for Hoarders!
So I'm going to TRY not to buy a lot of yarn for the rest of the year. Not that drastic, it's just for two months, MrC usually buys me sock yarn for Christmas (suspiciously always in his colours...) and I'm in a few yarn clubs. We'll see.
I'm thining that for November I may just stick with accessories (and finish my cardigan off of course). Knitvent is starting, Stitchnerds had a Chri9stmas ebook and it's the Indi Designers KAL on ravelry, I've noticed t hat the balance of my stash has changed; it's more single skeins of 4ply and less packs these days (I think) so this suits the accessories ida. I've also found my two vacuum packs of dk/worsted oddballs, I really thought I'd have knitted this up during the year! Well these are now out in plain sight and I'm hoping that this will encourage me to knit it up.
Wish me luck. When confronted by a huge bag of stash I tend to become Ms Indecisive and can never marry up yarn and projects. What a dilemna!