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The Stash of Shame

Dear Sheena,

Well, I guess it’s time for a confession. As much as I want to talk about the projects I’m working on, I am going to save it for another time. I need to get something out in the open, the size of my stash.

Now I know that it is not the largest stash of yarn in the world, but as I was going through it, I thought 2 things:

  1. Dude, you have great taste! (I do, I really really do)
  2. Holy crap…. This is A LOT of yarn!

Don’t believe me? Here are a few pictures.

The sweater quantities (from here on out known as SQ’s)

Have you counted them? That is 15 (!) SQ’s worth of yarn. Almost 100 individual skeins….

Then, there is the sock yarn pile.


You can’t see all of them, but this is 12 pairs of socks at least.

Of course, this doesn’t include all the single skeins of worsted, dk and fingering yarns that are too nice for socks and destined to be amazing hats and shawls. I stopped taking pictures at this point because I was getting a bit bummed at how greedy I’d become in cultivating my stash.

So with all this said, I am making a pledge to not buy any more yarn this year. Of course, there will be some exceptions, like gifts (craft gifts are always awesome and welcomed), one of a kind yarns from places I’ve travelled to (hopefully when I visit you in the summer… and maybe a trip to the UK some time this year), and my Yarnbox Luxe subscription (which only comes 4 times a year).

So, what do you think? Are you in on the yarn diet? I am also curious to see what your stash looks like. And before you tell me it isn’t that bad, the true extent of the damage can be found on my Ravelry stash page.

Later dude!