I guess I need to knit faster so Paco can model more!
It's recommended that knitters "toss" their stash (of yarn) periodically - when I first read this, I was aghast - throw away my yarn?? Are they kidding?? Well, no - it's just another knitter term that I was unfamiliar with...it means to take everything out from however you are storing it and make sure there's no moths, plus you can shake the dust off (or dog fur, which is more likely in my case). I don't have a huge stash of yarn, and I'm pretty organized, but between a few yarn orders that recently came in, along with my digging around to find yarn for certain projects, it was time to toss my stash. Here it is beforehand:
Just a wee bit messy...
I'd also just received my order of Madelinetosh A.S.A.P., so I needed to find a spot for it.
Colorways, left to right: Medieval, Mandala, Shire, Amber Trinket
After - organized mostly by yarn weight, although I also went by color (blues and purples on the far left cubbie).
I'm trying to not hoard yarn, or think of it as "too nice" for certain projects - for example, I have a couple skeins of pashmina, which is incredibly soft and luxurious (and was a little more expensive). I've had them for months now, and I need to relax my hold on them - I can't be the only knitter who squeezes certain yarns, thinking "my precious" - can I?
Paco is on the lookout for the Easter Bunny...
Have a great weekend - Happy Easter!