Friday, February 3, 2012

Flashin' My Stash

On Ravelry, there's a super huge discussion thread where people post pictures of their yarn stashes for all to see. It's very entertaining and sometimes shocking to see what kinds of yarn people buy and how much of it. This is mine:

The six cakes in the lower left hand corner I wouldn't technically count as stash as they're for works-in-progress. Continuing counter clockwise, I have a ball of worsted weight tweed yarn left over from my first sweater of the year, four skeins of fingering weight yarn, a skein of handspun yarn I bought on Etsy to give handspun yarn a try, four skeins of worsted wool for a shawl I'm designing, and lastly some alpaca/wool yarn for another sweater. I also have two big skeins of sport weight alpaca, but they may or may not have accidentally got put in the garage with the Christmas decorations in the last month.

If you're interested in the specifics, you can find them on my Ravelry Stash page.

The stash I have right now is a bit bigger than I would like. I like to keep it pretty small, otherwise I tend to get knitter's ADD and cast on a bunch of projects.

In other news, I bought two swivel Ottlites on sale for $20 each. I discovered I needed one when I started knitting my current work-in-progress sweater, which is partly black. I love the white light they give off, which really helps when I take photos using a light tent. They really help with getting an accurate color of yarn.

I hope you enjoy the weekend and the Superbowl (if that's your thing)!


  1. I hear you on the knitting ADD! I often look at my stash and see all the things I want to make, or I get overwhelmed and then I'm not able to make a decision on what I want to start!

  2. Your stash is small compared to mine. I wish I have the kind of self control that you do, and that relatives would quit gifting me random acrylics.
    I really love the orange yarn! It is one of my favorite shades.

  3. Hmm, my stash takes up an entire chest of drawers (yes, every drawer) as well as two "over-spill" boxes so I guess I should really start knitting more, huh?

  4. This concept of self-control.... I've rejected it, entirely. :-D I'll be watching the SuperBowl for the commercials, but mostly, I'll be focused on knitting.

  5. Adorable. You make me laugh. -Your mother