I accidentally organized my stash yesterday. I went diving into one of the bins for a skien of yarn. Four hours later it was all photographed, entered into Ravelry, and organized by weight into bins and bags. Pretty impressive for a task I didn’t know needed doing.
I knew it already but if you scroll through the photos of my entire stash, there is a preponderance of blues, greens and purples because those are MY colors. There are also a lot of tans and browns, because I often wear tan or khaki pants and needs socks to wear with them.
I also found some yarns I can destash. I sold a box of cotton yarn at work on Thursday and other people expressed interest, so I’ll put an ad on Marketplace, our mail group at work.
In any case, it will be nice to be able to sort my stash by size or color whenever needed. Should also help when I am home this summer. Either I will buy skeins to hold with some of my fingering weight yarn, or I’ll buy worsted skeins and sell some of my fingering. I find that I don’t want to invest the time knitting socks out of 100% merino yarn. The pairs I have knit out of that have not worn well enough to justify the effort. However, people knitting scarves, gloves, mittens, etc. could make good use of it.
Of course, as I started to make up the flyer to sell yarn at work, I found I didn’t want to part with it. Ideas began to niggle about what it could become. However, I will be strong. It felt good to clean out closets last weekend. Now that stash is done, it is time to tackle medical claims and filing. Just the thought of it makes me want to take a nap.
On a different note, isn’t it nice we purchased an ottoman for our cat?
She was a bit annoyed when I covered it with laptop and yarn last night while I organized the stash.