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.