…whoa, all this organization sure takes time away from actual knitting (and reading!) But boy does it feel good. After nearly six hours yesterday, my yarn room now looks like this:
|The top shelves hold nearly all of my “multi-skein” stash, as well as twelve balls of Rowan Pure Wool Worsted|
|mostly single skeins that I can hang|
|all the rest. the straw and white wire baskets are stash and the black basket in the middle is hibernating projects|
In the process, I filled up one big bin with yarn, a few pattern books and project bags…and even one WIP that I had no desire to finish or frog, but figure one of my students might be willing to. And I filled up a good bit of our recycling bin with pattern printouts that I have online.
Today, I went through all the hibernating WIPs, which all live in that middle basket at the base of my bookshelf.
After assessing actual status and the likelihood of finishing, I only ended up frogging one project (the laceweight Panoramic on the top row). The Susie’s Reading Mitts is the project I put into the bin yesterday.
I updated notes, took photos,
|after… six pairs of socks (still)!|
skeined the frogged yarn and soaked it.
|ready for its bath!|
I’m planning to knit a very easy infinity scarf (as in cast on a boatload of stitches on a size 7 needle, join in the round and knit until I use up the yarn). I do love the yarn (it’s Juniper Moon Findlay Dappled, a 50/50 merino silk blend) and the colors and I think it will be a great accessory for the fall and winter. This is going to be the third project I’ve tried with this yarn. Third time’s a charm, right?!
My next step is the stash. I kept nine sweater quantities of yarn, a few other multi-skeins that I have projects in mind for, and a couple dozen single skeins (including sock yarn and all that Rowan Pure Wool Worsted that never made it into a mystery afghan). Stay tuned. I hope it happens this weekend. But I might be reading Go Set a Watchman instead!
I really appreciated all the advice and encouragement you shared last week. I’m curious, are you surprised with how much yarn I still have?