I need to face it; I have a large yarn stash. I think all knitters do, really.
Lately, for inspiration, I’ve diving through my stash to get ideas. It’s been a good exercise to find things that I had initially forgot about, really. I tend to grab yarn from same bin right beside my spot on the couch. Going through my yarn stash has forced me to take inventory of what I actually do have.
Here three things I’ve learned about my stash collecting habits from the past few days.
- I have a lot of yellow yarn. And I’m not even a fan of the color yellow. I mean, I like it, but it’s not my first choice in color selection. No matter how I obtained it, I don’t tend to use it often, so I have a lot of it. Yellow everywhere! I’m starting to use it now for chemo hats, as it a bright and cheery color and some people do like it.
- I have a lot of mystery weight yarn. A lot of what I have doesn’t have labels on it. That means I’m going to have to get my inch measuring tool out and figure it out. Or, I can just knit a scarf on whatever the heck needles I want with it. There. Problem solved.
- I have a lot of cool odds and ends of yarn. I think this another concept other knitters can relate to when it comes to their stash. We tend to keep pretty bits of a ball of yarn that we can’t bear not to use. But, what will we use it for? I have small balls of chunky wool yarn that I want to integrate into a project, but I’m still figuring out how. I’ll think of something.
That’s what I’ve learned from diving though my stash of yarn. It’s been a pretty interesting learning experience. I’ve used up quite a bit of weird stuff already, and it been fun, actually. Duh! I need to keep doing this.