Monday, 27 August 2007

Stash-Guilt-Be-Gone!

Since, in a few days I will be moving, last week I decided it was high time to pull out and organize the stash, needles and notions. I should have tried to stab myself in the brain instead, I wouldn't have noticed the difference. 6 simply soft - for the now Moderne Mini Lap-ghan & projects undetermined 4 db cotton dk - perhaps a ribbed bolero? 1 db cathay - fetching 2 alpaca silk - karo's argyle in hibernation 1 kid silk mohair - ??? Ideas ??? 2 rowanspun tweed dk - Le'Slouch 5 burgundy x-press - Skating Sweater 5 cream x-press - Shopping Tunic #2 1 navy x-press - (aviator hat?) 1 candy floss - ??? Ideas ??? 1 green super bulky - ??? Ideas ??? 1 green tape yarn- ??? Ideas ??? 2 lace brown - ascot 6 dishcloth cotton - mom's dishcloths 2 baby alpaca misti wstd - various hats for christmas 2 purple merino superwash - fetching + Trifecta That, is a whole nights worth of untangling. 7 whole hours trying to undo what my lovley marley did in a matter of minutes. In the end, I could not save it all, having rather to choose what to save. I lost much of the brown laceweight and green tape yarn since they were ensnaring the more expensive yarns; I had to cut them free. The rest I painstakingly wound and wove back into managable balls. Proper organization helps preparing for future projects. In my case, I realize now I have enough yarn for about 6 or 7 projects- if the cat doesn't get to it first. I need good storage options to "Marley proof". Here are two good articles to start with: Knitty: What's In Store Knitpicks Stash Managment Right now I'm torn between some ikea boxes and an old chest that I hope to renovate. I have no hope in hell hiding anything in the new apartment, so I'm opting for a piece I can display or get double use from. Ikea Vacker: $17.99 Nostalgisk: $12.99 Agen: $49.99 Dimpa: $6.99 Kaskett: $12.99 (lol, yarn kaskett: when old stash yarn is sent to pasture)

4 comments:

Glenna C said...

I did the same thing pre-moving...although my stash is, um, a bit bigger. ::shifty eyes::
I will soon be in a cat household and will see how she responds to being around yarn. I too am preparing a couple of containers with lids to see if that will be enough!

Team Knit ! said...

I've got this theory about cats and yarn. Marley doesn't go for straight for the cotton or acrylic, he does for the good stuff-protien fiber stuff.

I think it has to do with the smell, that he knows it was once alive? I had this beautiful rabbit hair teddy bear that he claimed on first sniff. I was mad at first, but damn its cute to see him carrying his "boyfriend" around the house with him.

The best is when we come home and the bears face is stuck in the food dish- He wants to share his food!

Team Knit ! said...

I vote Kasket for it's stack-ability factor. And it's darkly humourous name!
-Julie

kelp! said...

I'm envious of your wee stash, but not of the cat damage. I have a couple of the Rococo fabric storage boxes from the Container Store, and I heart them so! They zipper up the sides and velcro in the front to keep the cats away from the yarn, and they're on sale right now...