Sunday, April 02, 2006

S is for Spring, Sunday, Skein and STASH !!!

Flash my STASH ! Thank God my mom doesn't read my blog...Me flashing my stash, I am a good Puerto Rican girl !

OH .. my yarn stash .. I can do that. I have spent the last few hours going through my piles of bags in the corner of my living room putting my stash into some sense of order. You can call it Spring cleaning in a minimal sense. I have this Sunday off and eventhough I should be sitiing on my futon working on my doll which has to be finished this week, I realized that I needed to do some major cleaning. Now don't get me wrong, I am in no way a cleaning machine, but things had to be put in order, floors swept and mopped and whoever is using my stove...they should really clean up better.. oh thats me. I guess one of the pluses of living alone is that no one sees the mess unless I let them in.

As eveyone who has read my blog from the beginning knows, I have a great cube which holds all my knitting toys and a lot of chunky yarn. ( the blog is called the knitting cube ..dah ) But it wasn't enough. I recently bought this great holder at the Container Store and I filled it up today .

I emptied all the bags from the various stores and arranged the bag by project (hahahahaha) The Debbie Bliss baby cashmerino on the left hand side is currently being used for a cute cardigan. There is a lot of sock yarn and some great yarn for some kitchen items and some more kiddie stuff.

Now after I emptied some more bags the carrier which did have some space was full to the brim. It is a lot deeper than I thought it would be and I am so proud of myself.

This is the plastic container in my bedroom. It hold more chunky yarns and 3 Suss kits that I got on clearance at my store. Yeah BN carried yarn kits about two years ago. I am not saying that they were too expensive but they were, and they went on clearance after a few months. So I was able to get about four kits for a buck apiece. The cotton yarn is good and it would look nice on my niece. This container holds some goodies from a Smileys hotel sale, and I am not allowed to go there again.
As I moved bags and junk I found these goodies. I had this full cone of Lily Craft( one pound) in blue that I bought on clearance for about $4 dollars. Its perfect for a bunch of dishcloths I want to make a friend who just moved into her first apartment.

And there was a time when I didn't know if I wanted to knit at all. I tried it and I was not sucessful at all, I didn't get it. But then I went to the Knit and Crochet festival in Union Square park with Nancy. I entered a raffle that Michaels was holding at the end of the day. I won the Needle Master and this huge bag of Bernat yarn. It holds 15 skeins of their yarn in blues, greens and cream colors. I have no idea what do to with it...none !
The Needle Master allowed me to learn to knit and purl on circulars and set me on my knitting obsession.

I might use some of the colors for an afghan, the kind that I can use on the those cold NYC winters or maybe some charity knitting.

Now mind you, I do have one more area in my apartment that holds yarn. Its a small basket at the bottom of my wall unit (sorry no pic). Its just a few misc skeins that are just waiting to be used.

So that is my STASH. Not as bad as some I have seen, quite respectable if I say so myself. I have put myself on a yarn spend down, the 3/20 entry and I am determined to work on it. Someone or something in this apartment should be on a diet.

Is anyone going to sign up for either the Secret Pal 8 or Oneskein secret pal exchange?

Have a great week.


AngeliasKnitting said...

Looks like you have a nice stash! Love your new stash container - pretty soon, you'll be making a trip to IKEA for a pirece of furniture, too! (just like Cara & Nancy did) :-)

Nancy said...

It's pretty sad that I recognize most of that yarn...