Sunday, September 24, 2006

The Stash

Today, I had a block of time that allowed me to tackle a project I've been meaning to work on for some time: gather all the yarn I had stowed in various parts of the house and figure out what I have. In the process, I discovered several looms that had gone AWOL, several UFOs that I had no idea what they were supposed to be or else I had no desire to finish (rip-it, rip-it!), and one project that I've been wanting to work on, but didn't know where it was hiding.

It looks impressive, but it really ain't. Most of it is odds and ends. Some of it was given to me, and some I can't recall why I bought them in the first place -- clearance sales, perhaps? The baggies in the upper right corner are full of yarn tails I've been saving for Deb who uses them to make afghans to donate to charity.

For now, I've sorted everything into self-close baggies (no loose yarn ends to tangle!), and put them in bins. I have a lot of single skeins, and a lot of partial skeins, that I wouldn't miss if never saw them again. I'll have to find a local charity where I can donate them -- someplace that will make good use of them and where I won't have to pay a small fortune in shipping! I've got a bin and a little more of bags of matching skeins that need to decide and tell me what they want to be. And I've got all my UFOs in one bin, which will make it easy to grab one to take to work or to a co-op class.


Blogger loomknittingisgreat said...

Hi Anne,
I'd be glad to take the extras off your hands for Project Linus blankets ( we are the St. Paul, MN chapter) and Warm Hands Warm Hearts (an informal charity providing hats, mittens & scarves to local charities like Sharing & Caring Hands).
I'm looking forward to your book. And may take a class or two even though you're on the other side of the cities from me.
Keep up the great work! Bernadine Knaeble,

10/14/2006 10:12 AM  

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