A Year of Stash

I was rummaging through my resource centre looking for yarn for my sister’s Christmas present. She had asked for something from my stash and I was looking for the perfect yarn. Then it dawned on me. I have *ahem* a lot of stash. I wonder how much I have I thought to myself. Some I had fallen madly passionately to-the-death in love with, only to toss it aside when the next one came to the door. I am a fickle knitter for sure.

According to Ravelry, I have logged almost 140 km (87 miles) of yarn. And that doesn’t count 3 rubbermaid totes of fibre and fleece and what never made it to the inventory.

This might call for an intervention.

Based on conversations I’ve had, I know I’m not the only one with a prodigious resource centre, so I’m rounding up the troops of my online friends and calling for A Year of Stash. I’ve edited my Ravelry queue http://www.ravelry.com/people/stashaholic/queue to reflect items I’d like to make using the stash.

My goal is to knit from the stash for a year. With me being me, I know I will become resentful if I can’t buy new pretties, but I’m going to only allow myself one purchase of fibre/yarn a month. And I’ll blog it to keep me honest if I do buy something.

So my first project on AYOS (as it will be known because I’m too lazy to type) is a pair of socks I started a year ago. They are gorgeous and I don’t know why I didn’t finish them – they just fell into a hole and I got distracted by “oh shiny” new yarns.

Design: Froot Loop
Yarn: Dye-Guy Socky Talky
Colour: Coal and Ash
Needle: 2.25
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You’re welcome to join me on the quest to find out just what is in your stash. It’s a new year full of new shiny hope!And if the world does end at the end of the year, at least I will have knit some of the yarn I’ve been “saving”.

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