I’m detecting a theme

Last week I finally got my semester’s work handed in, and was home alone for the evening and didn’t know how to make use of all my excess buzzy energy.  I’m at a bit of a loss as to what to focus on knitting right now, so I pulled out all my stash (that would be four boxes plus the bags stashed under the bed) and started photographing and cataloguing what I have.  That’s a pretty scary thing for anyone with a sizeable stash!

Although some of the yarn has been hidden away for quite some time, shoved in to dark boxes on top of the wardrobe, I had a pretty good idea of what I had.  What really did surprise me about my ‘yarn stash reunion’ though, was just how much I absolutely love 90% of my stash.  I kept pulling out skeins that I hadn’t set eyes on for months on end, and then falling in love with them all over again.  Some of the colours were even more rich and vibrant than I remembered.  It’s reassuring that I’m still happy with the majority of my purchases.

One very obvious element of my stash, however, is that I consistently gravitate towards the same types of yarns and colours.  I’m a sucker for anything merino, but I also have three very clear colour choices: red, brown, and green.  (I also knit with black and grey, but there’s no point photographing those skeins).

Here are a few pictures to highlight my repetitive tendencies:


I used to think it was very strange that people uploaded pictures of their stash to Ravelry, but now I completely understand.  Not only can I instantly figure out how much of any particular yarn I have, but seeing such an array of yarns that I love love love makes me feel like I have constant access to a favourite yarn store.  Even if my flatmate tells me they all look exactly the same.


2 thoughts on “I’m detecting a theme

  1. I love the progression of colours! I like having the photos up on rav, because it saves me from having to root under the bed, or at the back of my dresser drawer, or at the top of the wardrobe, to see what I have. When I do go looking, it’s with purpose! I guess, on the other hand, the element of surprise is taken away a bit, as I’m unlikely to happen upon something I’d forgotten I had. Glass half empty? Glass half full?


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s