American Wool Series

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Stash Attack

This week I decided to reorganize my stash. I pulled it out. All of it. Every little bag and box and bin got emptied out on my living room floor and with the "help" of the Little One it got sorted and restashed. Little One helped by climbing into an empty bin and reading her books for a while. I, on the other hand, spent a great deal of time figuring out what was actually in Ravelry and trying to catalog what wasn't in Ravelry. Tiring. Miracle of miracles the stash still fits in it's designated space(s) which consists of a cedar chest and a space bag under my bed. The picture is the sock yarn portion of my stash which is also the bulk of my stash. Whoever said that sock yarn doesn't count was lying because it takes up the same dang space as other yarn. My strategy for reorganizing is this: gather it all together, dump it all out, sort by size, detangle, destash, restash. Granted, my stash is smallish for a 5-year knitter and yarn shop pusher but I like it at about this size. Next up on the agenda is the Great Needle Inventory. Eek.

8 comments:

  1. I think your stash and my stash should get together and form an army... then they could attack us together (and probably win!)

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  2. I salute your organizing effort. I pulled everything out a few weeks ago but didn't check it against Ravelry. I know I have at least a dozen thtnings--mostly show swag--that's not in there.

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  3. Holy Cow! That is a lot of sock yarn! I admire you for organizing it all. Every time I drag out the stash to organize I get very very scared and overwhelmed by the massiveness. :)

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  4. I just moved and thus, had to do the whole stash organization. Honestly, I was a little mortified. But, the reason for the move is that I am taking a hiatus from work for at least 2 years. So, there is time to reduce the stash; seriously needed.

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  5. Ooo, loveliness!! I see lots of neat things in there. And like the new template, pretty :)

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  6. Great job tackling that organization project! Just wanted to say we're happy Space Bag could help you store your yarn safe and out of the way. You have quite the collection and we're glad to help you keep it organized. Just so you know, Space Bag has an online community called Space Savers, where we give organizing advice and space-saving tips to members. Feel free to read our blog and articles if you need help tackling another project.

    Best,
    Space Savers community correspondent
    www.SpaceSaversCommunity.com

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  7. LOVE IT ALL AND THE COMMENTS. I NEEDED SOMETHING TO MAKE ME FEEL GOOD!YEAH! You have always been good at organizing. Also love the new colors on your page.

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