Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Little Bit of Yarn?

In the name of being frugal, I decided to organize my yarn "stash".  Typically if I want to start a new project I would run down to the local yarn shop and buy some new yarn (and usually an extra skein or two just because).  That has to end (for the time being), so I figured why not organize my yarn so I can shop my stash.  I already know I love the yarn so this should be fun.  Once I got in the thick of organizing I realized I might have a small addiction.  For example, I have enough yarn to make over 29 pairs of socks.  I could knit one sock a week for over a year, and that's just socks.  I have the yarn for 3 sweaters and 2 blankets.  I have a ton of lace yarn as well as un-dedicated skeins.  I can make multiple hats, gloves, scarves and lace shawls with the variety of yarn I ALREADY own!  My goal for 2013 will be not to buy any new yarn (unless I have a gift card or someone else pays).  I will knit from my stash and try to get creative.  It will be tough to change my thinking of wanting to buy new yarn, but doable.  I will let the pictures speak for themselves...


  1. WOW! That is a lot of yarn. I know the feeling though...except mine is with fabric. Maybe I will work on that this year too. Can't wait to see what you whip up.

    1. My fabric stash is growing too! I have to find something to do with all the smaller pieces from larger projects. Any ideas?

  2. I can totally relate!! LOL! I too think I have a yarn problem for sure! It's like total eye candy to me. I have been trying my best to stay out of the yarn shop. Once I see it and hold it and smush it....well, you know how it goes..... that yarn is going home with me. Wishing you success with your resolution to shop from your stash!

  3. I'm doing the same thing. I recently moved and when I unpacked all of my yarn I was astonished. I've been using the odd half skeins to make wash cloths. Once I have a good stock of them, I'm going to be making a donation to an area women's shelter.

    Also, Jessica-I'm using my scraps to make a scrapghan. I just tie the ends of those little pieces together and use a single crochet stitch. It actually looks very fun. You could also use the scraps to make dish towels (in this case, those little knots will help for scrubbing pots).