Sunday, April 01, 2007

Flash yo' stash (beeyotch)

Happy flash your stash day! I wish I had done this last year, it would have been interesting to see the changes. I'm hoping it will be smaller by next year.

Here are the storage units:
stash in boxes

The yarn I have in sweater amounts:
bags of yarn

Clockwise from bottom right: pine green Debbie Bliss cashmerino aran, some fingering/sportweight brandless peach wool blend, fingering brandless white linen, Dove Jo Sharp Silkroad aran tweed, cobalt blue SWTC bamboo, above it is indigo Noro Cash Iroha, orangey Rowanspun dk, 2 big cakes of white cashmere from ebay.

Now the sock yarns. I have divided them into 3 groups in my mind.

Knitpicks sock yarn:
KP sock yarn

Memories in fly fishing, Essential Tweed in plum, Dancing, Essential in various colors, Palette in various colors, and Gloss in dusk and burgandy.

Fancy sock yarns:
fancy sock yarn

Lorna's laces in sand ridge, buck's bar, and happy stripe, Mountain colors bearfoot in Ruby River, Colinette jitterbug in I forget, Lisa Souza, Cherry tree hill millends, Knitting Notions, more CTH, STR, Koigu, Sereknity, Sugar Bunny Boulevard

The "workhorse" sock yarns. I'm not really sure why I've made this classification in my mind, I guess most of these are not handpainted and the above ones are.
workhorse sock yarn

Katia Mississipi, some weird cotton ones, Regia cotton, Sockotta, Cascade Fixation, Regia bamboo, Trekking XXL, Elann baby cashmere something, more Regia, Hill Country Yarns, Louet Gems Pearl, Some KP koolaid dyed by me in the upper right, and some Elann sock yarn.

The laceweights:

Misti alpaca, orange cashmere from Ebay, Alpaca fino with a twist, Malabrigo laceweight, 2 KP koolaid dyed skeins, Jaggerspun Zephyr, some KP one

Handspun alpaca from J's mom:

(That grey monstrosity is the one I spun!)

Everything else:
random skeins

The green cake at the bottom right is wool that a friend brought me back from Chile, then there's some merino bulky from Handpaintedyarn, some random purple cotton from an exchange, a few skeins of sportweight alpaca, a bunch of black alpaca blends, a black/white cotton in the corner, 2 skeins of wool, Lamb's pride, some cashmere in the back from Colourmart on ebay, some superbulky white yarns I forget what brand, and some other random skeins.

Finally, a big ol' bag of leftovers, because I never throw anything out:

(Flickr is still being weird about some of my vertical pictures. I don't get it.)

While this was probably not the most productive use of my time, what with all that so-called wedding and thesis garbage I need to do, I'm glad I did it because now my yarn is much more organized. Specifically, all my sock yarn is in one place now so I don't have to go hunting through all my boxes every time I want to pet a specific skein.


cpurl17 said...

Thesis schmesis, petting yarn is more fun! (although I shudder to think what it will grow to once you've moved beyond grad student status!

Batty said...

Ah yes, the difficult graduate school yarn stash dilemma. The more you're supposed to work on your thesis or dissertation, the more you want to knit. It's the darndest thing.

Laura said...

LOL! dividing your sock yarn in to categories. That's one way to make it seem like no so much yarn.

I never throw anything out either. But each of my leftovers gets placed in a small ziplock bag with all the yarn labels that match the yarn.

thanks for your comment on my blog!

Marie said...

Is it a bad sign that I see your yarn and want more yarn (like the orange laceweight...) even though my stash still contains almost all of the items it had when I flashed it last year and then some? It's a sick, sick thing, this yarn addiction.
(How do you like the Hill Country sock? They do come in beautiful colors and are so reasonably priced...)
BTW, your updates are showing up in bloglines for some reason...

gilraen said...

I have that same plastic bag with yarn leftovers!!!

I love your little ring cushion BTW :D