Someone asked me just how horifically large my stash is. I don't know...what's a stash? Tell you what, I'll take you on a little tour of my knitting stuff, and you can tell me if I'm in trouble or not. From what I've heard of out there, I think I'm doing okay.
Hey! Maybe a few of you lurkers out there could weigh in on this. I'd love to see who else is reading my blog these days.
There it is: my modest collection of knitting mags, books and patterns.
Sweater Stash: it's no secret that sweaters are my favorite. These are my current faves, though not by any means all the sweaters I've ever knit (many have left home for other lives).
If it's in my bedroom closet, does it count as stash? There's a box of R2 Rag 'cuz I thought I'd knit rugs all summer (and didn't). There's a bin of WIP projects, and a small bin of quarantined thrift store yarn (with sachet to make purty smelling). And a big blanket project that is also in process.
Oh that's not stash, those are just my "working bins." This drawer unit used to hold toys when my kids were younger; now it's mine. I keep all my tools, ball bands, swatches, sample skeins etc. in some of the drawers. Other drawers have all the leftover bits of balls and oh...a few projects' worth of yarn (things I plan to do soon) and pettable yarn that I have to keep nearby at all times. That kind of thing.
This is the spot on the couch where projects I am working on right now hold court. They sit next to the ass-groove I have worn into the couch from all my hours of knitting.
Okay, now this here is what I officially consider my "stash." These few bins. They contain only wool and wool blend yarn, sorted by weight. I'm not responsible for resulting explosions if you lift the lids.
These next two pictures are of...overflow stash. It hides in the cupboard where I also stockpile gifts for various occasions.
That section there is pretty much all the summer type yarn that I own. That's not very much.