Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Dirty little secrets

Oh the shame. I have a large novelty yarn stash. It's a the result of success with the All Sorts berets, which appropriately use novelty yarn, and my inability to turn down bargain yarn.

While we were away over winter, I cleared out a Big W of its Sean Sheep when it was down to 50c a ball. Last year I bought a heap of it at the same price and put it into plastic tubs to marinate. I've used the occasional ball in freeform experiments and had plans to make a bunch of freeform scarves and hats for the TASDA raffle; plans that were not realised.

And I just can't stop using the stash cataloguing facility on Ravelry.

Now I have to get serious about using it, so I'm publicly outing myself as motivation to bust the novelty yarn stash. So brace yourselves and watch the Feathers fly!


m1k1 said...

The value of the "public outing" cannot be underestimated as motivation, I have found.
I have never finished a piece of knitting so quickly as the one I started 3 weeks ago, having declared my aims publicly in this medium.
I don't think I have the gumption to show my stash in public, yet, though. (I was going to say balls, but that would have been silly.)

Georgie said...

Very brave of you to come out. Some people I know have a lot of trouble facing up to their purchases!

Donna Lee said...

I gave all or most all of my acrylic yarns to my cousin. She and a group of women in her church crochet lap blankets for the veterans home. I gave her some bright Lion Brand I found that has about 10 percent wool. I figured the old guys might like some blankets in bright colors. They also make baby afghans for preemies in hospitals.

Taphophile said...

'Sok, George - I've had years of practice!

The stuff I really can't stand I'm donating to people who are pleased to have it, but really, some of the Sean Sheep is pretty good. Not garment good, but scarf, beanie and rug good.

Five Ferns Fibreholic said...

I've heard that publicly outing oneself is liberating. So set free your novelty yarn to all kinds of fun and funky things. I, for one, am looking forward to see what creative ways you'll use it.