Wednesday, December 28, 2011

Surmount the Stash 2012 -- Prepping

I went through my Ravelry stash and figured I have the following:

131 4-Ply Fingering (2 50 gram skeins were counted as 1)
17 3-Ply Light Fingering
21 Sport entries (15 "sock yarns")
21 Lace (multiples of colorways counted as 1)
9 Sweater quantities
17 entries for DK - some are Baby yarns

What I gather from this ... upwards of over 195 projects. Typically the number of projects I complete per year is somewhere in the teens, each year is increasing as I become a more skilled knitter. I used 15 as a middle ground instead of some crazy sliding scale graphing, which I could do if I was really determined.

This stash will last me for 13 years ... wow that's scary!! I didn't include dishcloth yarn, miscellaneous skeins, etc. So in reality its even more than that.

I'm also great at purchasing books ... and magazines, but rarely knit anything out of them. I would also like to focus on making things out of the books and patterns I have on hand, rather than purchasing new ones.


I created a Ravelry group, if you want to join, please find it here. Somehow amazingly within 24 hours it was up to 73 members ... its now up to over 100.

Regular blog posting of the Surmount the Stash 2012 will commence in January. Until then, feel free to post on the Ravelry board!

Now I am off to complete the WIPs I currently have to make way for stash knitting!

8 comments:

Gracey is not my name.... said...

Okay I joined cuz my stash is out of control....but I have so little self control when buying yarn...

CrochetBlogger said...

I definitely think it's going to be fun for us to all be in on the stashbusting together in 2012.

Minding My Own Stitches said...

I've joined. I can use all the discipline I can get. Especially knitting the patterns I already have!

Underground Crafter said...

I'm definitely in, but not sure I have the patience to add my stash into Rav since I've never done that... I will see if the mood strikes me over the weekend!

Sue said...

I've joined. I saw it when it first went up in the groups list. I was in denial then, pretending I didn't need to belong. I changed my mind when I got a fright yesterday while rummaging through my stash, because there was yarn in there that I had forgotten about.

Dee said...

I didn't count my "kitchen" yarn either. LOL What is up with that???? I guess it's not "important" enough to put in the Rav. Stash. LOL

Alyssa said...

I am definitely going to start doing this! I plan on moving out to LA with Warren around Thanksgiving and there won't be much room for yarn! I need to do my prep work tomorrow and the next day...

kathy b said...

The stash will last you 13 years... You make me laugh!!