a dillydallyknitter: Flash Your Stash 2008

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Flash Your Stash 2008

As with many other things Chez Cpurl, I just couldn't get it together this year but I did use the day to reflect on my very first Stash post in 2006.

Sad to say, 90% of this yarn is still in my house. A lot of it was purchased under the newbie- knitter-not- sure- what- I'm- doing- cloud. Ever sadder to say, this stash was amassed before I learned how to knit socks. Or lace. Or before Malabrigo. Or the 2 more trips to Stitches. So it's grown a little since then. Enough that my Dad wanted me to watch the Oprah episode on Hoarders.

It's kind of a cute stash actually. So young and innocent.

FYS 2006
But I think it's time to let these young'uns go out into the world and find a new home. In other words, I should get myself organized for a De-stash!!

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18 Comments:

At 5:34 PM, Blogger weezalana said...

Screw the destash - I say wind it all into a big giant ball like the top pic! :D

In fact, I *dare* you...

 
At 5:37 PM, Blogger IrishgirlieKnits said...

Hehehe...love weezalana's comment!

I of course say, Destash! That's some nice stuff there, but if it isn't calling your name.... Think of it as trading up for some stuff you like!

A hoarder's episode on Oprah?! Oh no. If it gets that bad, don't worry, I'm local...we can help each other out :)

 
At 6:09 PM, Blogger Bezzie said...

Ok, that's really cute that your dad wanted you to watch that episode! Hm, if you did what Weeze suggested, you could call it "art" and charge us all to look at it--earn yourself enough to buy a new stash! ;-)

 
At 6:15 PM, Blogger Disco said...

I'm a de-stash enabler (ask Carrie). I say DESTASH. You do NOT want to end up like the Oprah hoarder. I saw it - NOT pretty.

Like Carrie said - destash and buy yarn you DO like with that $

Good luck :-)

 
At 6:36 PM, Blogger kristin said...

sand colored is worsted weight and 100% wool, I could use it to make helmet liners for this project:

http://usmcmuseum.org/SupportMarines.asp

Or you could! But if you don't want to, can I have dibs?

 
At 6:37 PM, Blogger kristin said...

Whoops! My "If that" fell off.

 
At 7:25 PM, Blogger Zonda said...

Wow, that is an interesting 1st picture! Hehe..our first stashes..I'm so not showing my current one! ;)

 
At 7:50 PM, Blogger Aunt Kathy said...

But your stash at least looks so neat and organized... mine on the other hand does look a lot like the big ball of tangles stuff.

 
At 4:33 AM, Blogger The Curly Knitter said...

I couldn't get it together to flash this year either.

 
At 4:47 AM, Blogger turtlegirl76 said...

I've gotten rid of a lot of that yarn I bought in the early days of my knitting career. It felt so good to replace it with stuff I really like. Now it's getting harder to destash.

 
At 5:47 AM, Blogger ZantiMissKnit said...

You made me realize that I forgot to post a "challenge" on my blog for FYS2008. I may have to break my "no blogging at work" rule to go post that.

 
At 8:07 AM, Blogger Queen of the froggers said...

Go for a destash. I did recently (spent the cash on fibre but never mind!!) and it is liberating.

 
At 1:25 PM, Blogger Marisol said...

What today is flash your stash day? Oh my I must have missed the memo on that:)

Nice Stash:) Hmmm maybe I can work something through Flickr:)

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger roxy =^o^= said...

We could have a cpurl cee purl stash sleeping party where you spread all your stash across the floor and go diving LOL


Can you tell I need sleep?

*hugs to ya girlie*

xo
roxy

 
At 6:41 AM, Blogger Stacie said...

I forgot about flashing my stash! oh well, it is small and scrapy anyway! I love the photo of the giant ball...

 
At 7:24 PM, Blogger Batty said...

I watched part of that episode and decided I wasn't hoarding, I love my yarn, it's useful, I actually touch and enjoy it. I do want to reduce the amount, though...

Destashing isn't a bad idea. Newbie knitter purchases make up a huge portion of a lot of people's stashes, I think. Pick out what you like and swap/sell/give away the rest. I think it'll make for a more usable stash.

 
At 3:07 AM, Blogger Soo said...

Embrace the stash.

And then as Batty says, look through it knowing what you know today and swap/sell/gift/donate the stuff that no longer sings to you.

 
At 7:13 AM, Blogger Carolyn said...

Having de-stashed a couple of times (like you I made a few mistakes as a newbie knitter!), I can attest to the fact that it really is liberating, so I say go for it!

 

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