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2010-11-21

I decided to take a weekend break from knitting and do something I should have done a long time ago- finish organizing my stash and get it all into Ravelry.  Most of my yarn was sorted into buckets in my office, but when I had my surgery and couldn’t lift over 10 lbs, every time I wanted to knit something or check something I had to get Yannick to move the buckets for me, and yarn that got taken out never got put back in, and new yarn never got added into the mix.  Projects that were half started were dumped in bags with their yarn, and left overs from finished projects got tossed into other bags.  This resulted in a big pile of plastic bags of yarn in my office, spilling over into every available open area.

I took photos of my stash- it’s a little embarassing, actually.  I always forget how much there is.  I’m hoping that getting everything organized will save me in the long run.  I’d like to be able to know if I have yarn on hand for a project instead of buying needlessly.

I moved the buckets around so I could see exactly what was what.

Ignore the state of the rest of my office…”organizing” it has been on my list of things to do ever since it was built.

This is really starting to look like a lot of yarn…I’m wondering if I should even show the last photo?

Ok, this is IT, I swear.  The only yarn not showing in these photos is yarn that is in project bags and already started.  I’ll add those last- those are in a folding hamper-thingie in our den.

I should say- before this looks overboard- is that a lot of this yarn was from my grandmother’s stash, or handed down to me, etc.  It’s not really as bad as it looks.  Plus, as of this writing, I have added 3 of the buckets’ contents into Ravelry, and two of them have been 100% acrylic (2 buckets’ worth, that is).  To me every yarn type has its place, even acrylic, polyester and the like.

Update: I’ve added the contents of “Kits”, “100% Acrylic – Bulky” and “100% Acrylic – Worsted” to Ravelry.  3 down…11 to go…