Friday, March 09, 2007

Drastic Measures

It is time for drastic action. I have a lot of yarn. Really. A few weeks ago I took one of my bins marked, "full skeins for felting" out of the stash closet to post on the blog and someone left a comment about my "little" stash. It was cute. Like the one little bin was my whole stash. Sweet really. Here is part of my stash.


It's getting ridiculous. In addition to the full size closet devoted to yarn, I have baskets of yarn all over the house. I have yarn that I cannot for the life of me remember why I bought it or what I was going to do with it. I have yarn that I know exactly what I bought it for and after it has been ignored in the stash closet for a couple of years, I am coming to the sad realization that I probably will not knit a Clapotis with the beautiful Lion & Lamb. Not because I don't want a clapotis, but I've discovered I'm allergic to Kate Gilbert patterns. Although this one doesn't have a line that reads, "Row 78 repeat row 12". (This is why I don't have a Sunrise Circle Jacket). I love her stuff, I just can't knit it.

ANYWAY, as my current yarn yearnings are exceeding the space to put more yarn, I am taking drastic action. Tomorrow my husband, the ebay king, is helping me sell some yarn. So I will have room for more yarn. Details tomorrow. I hope my husband has an AED stashed somewhere in the house in case I have a coronary parting with some of this.

9 comments:

Chris said...

Good luck!! Maybe you can start drinking shots early in the day...

Sheepish Annie said...

It's painful...but makes room for more!!! Good luck!

Chris said...

You can do it. My husband and I just had the "Sell these stamps on Ebay or else" talk about 1 hour ago. So I will be embarking on the Ebay thing with the help of my little brother. I wish it was being done to enlarge my yarn stash, which is really too large to need it, but it will be done in order to reclaim my dining room, which has never been used to dine in the 6 years we have lived here!

Julie said...

It's going to be a sad day for you (but, is it wrong that I can't wait to see what you have?) :)

sydney said...

It's sad to part with yarn. The good thing is that you'll have room for all new yarn.

Guinifer said...

So...what's the ebay seller name?

Yea, it takes a while to "get" that Clapotis pattern...

Kelly said...

I really want to try and knit the sunrise circle jacket. Is it really that bad? Now I am scared.

Knittymama said...

Good luck with that.:-) Major project but worth it in the end!

ali said...

I can pretty much relate- though I can only dream of having an extra closet devoted entirely to yarn... my house lacks sufficient closet space for anything. But there are bins and baskets and zippered bags that blankets come in filled to capacity and then some all over much of my house.
So far I'm just loving it all! My children are all learning to knit, so maybe someday all of this yarn will get used... and we'll have 235 scarves, 321 mittens, and 452 hats laying around (since there isn't enough closet space...)
Have fun with it all, and think of the new yarn you can get with the cash and all the space you'll have to keep it in!
Happy knitting,
ali
www.skeinsherway.com