After reading Truly Myrtle's post on "stash grooming", I was inspired to reevaluate my own stash. I actually have two stashes as many college students do, one at my parent's house and one at college. Inevitably, I often forget what I have in my home stash.
So, this morning I broke out my stash, organized it, and entered it all onto Ravelry, and it felt great!
Here it all is (not counting a bag I'll mention later):
I've got a healthy mix of handspun, luxury, self dyed, and acrylics (that people always seem to gift me).
I remembered how much I loved to dyed yarn a couple of years ago. I've had some pretty experiments and some not so pretty experiments. I'm definitely going to make time to dye some more this summer. I especially want to try dyeing with tea again (the brown skein below).
Some wonderful family friends gifted me some amazing new yarns that I've never tried knitting with before. The first two are Cascade Sierra (cotton/wool blend) and the third one is Manos Silk Blend. Didn't they pick out the best colors?
Lastly I dug through my undyed base yarn bag and I have a lot of yarn to work with. I have a skein of Knit Picks Bare DK, 6 skeins of Cascade 220, and 5 skeins of Cascade 220 Superwash. This was excellent news because Lisa and I have been planning a yarn dyeing party this summer, we are going to have a blast!
I've always been proud of being able to maintain my stash at a reasonable size, this summer I'm planning on downsizing it a lot with some great new projects.
Have any exciting stash plans?