Pattern~ My Own Vanilla Yarn~ The Loopy Ewe Legends in the color Michelle's Pretty Pink Cactus Tea~ Stash Earl Grey.
Whoo hoo-it's Sunday. How was your week? Hopefully it went by fast and now you are enjoying a peaceful week. My Sunday is off to a great start, a cup of tea and some knitting. Basically, every Sunday should kick off with knitting. ;) A little later I am going to visit my yarn stash and do a bit of organizing. I want to chat a bit with you about your yarn stash, but first I will talk about this week's happenings.
Pattern~ My own vanilla pattern Yarn~ Knitpicks Bare dyed with Kool-Aid.
I finished my June socks. These socks despite being plain vanilla socks make me so happy. Actually it is the yarn that makes me happy. The yarn is Knitpicks Bare sock yarn and was dyed with koolaid more than 8 years ago, during a knit night at my home with a few work friends. Basically this yarn is full of memories and brings me joy.
Pattern~ Emily's favourite socks Yarn~ Circus Tonic Handmade Reverly sock in the color Galah.
Now here is where we have a chat about our stash. I know that for some talking about one's stash can be like talking or discussing one's weight. It can be a sensitive issue and even raise some mild debates. Regardless I am going to ask you your feelings on the topic of your yarn stash.
Dyed in the Wool Yarn Co.
My friend Jody and I have ongoing conversations about whether or not she should buy more yarn. She will let me know that she got the latest KnitPicks ad and spied "this yarn" or "that yarn", that she really loves. My reply will always be, "Buy it!". Yep, I am an enabler with no shame. My view is that we work hard and maybe rather than shoes, purses, books, or whatever some people buy a lot of, we buy yarn. Of course there is no judgment from me if you are like Imelda Marcos and have a yarn stash that matches it.
Great Lakes Tweed sock in the color Girl Power.
Part of the sensitivity of talking about our yarn stash may come from the fact that our yarn is not cheap (deservedly so), and the fear that others will think that we must have a lot of money to be able to be able to have all this yarn. I can tell you that I am by no means well off and there have been occasions where I forgo something, like professional hair cuts or dinner out in lieu of a yarn purchase. Not that we should feel the need to justify our yarn purchases, but we do and that's okay.
My stash is rather large and in all likelihood, will take me years and years to knit through it all, I am okay with that. There is no embarrassment when I tell others, " I am going into the stash". There are many articles and posts about minimalism and how we have too many things, I understand where they are coming from , but the desire to minimize my stash is non-existent. Would I like to knit more from my stash-absolutely? At the same time, I enjoy new yarny treats being added to the stash family if I see yarn that I makes my heart go pitter-patter.
I would love to hear your feelings on your stash size? Also, please enjoy a song and have the best day today!