As you all know, I’ve been thinking about my stash a lot lately. Organizing it, working on actually knitting things with it; I’ve gifted a little, traded a bit, and have even sold a few hanks of sock yarn. And it feels pretty good to let go of that need to hoard it all. I think the sentiment is going around. One of my bloggy friends, Learner’s Per-knit, is having a contest right now to win some of her stash that she wants to give away. Leave a comment for her on this post by September 1st (hurry, that’s tomorrow!!) and you could win some new yarn! You should just read her blog anyway :) There’s always lovely projects to drool over and funny commentary on life and knitting.
I’m destashing a little too, though I’m still not brave enough to just give it away freely. Here’s a few of the yarns I’m selling on Ravelry. The colors just weren’t quite what I had in mind when they arrived (shakes fist at stupid monitor for faking me out yet again). If you’re interested you can see the details on my Trade/Sell Page in Ravelry. I’m sure there will be more in the future and I’ll try to post them here as I list them.
My LYS had a stashbusting sale last weekend too. I’ve never gone to it before, but I took Little Mister in on Friday mid-morning just to get us out of the house and have a little look around. It’s kind of a cool deal. You just bring in your yarn you don’t want, price it, and then they display and sell it for you. In return you get a giftcard to the shop for 85% of the sale price of your yarn. Maybe next year I’ll have some stuff to drop off. As for this year, despite trying to be “good” and not buy more yarn, I ended up buying some stuff and wasting my hoarded giftcard that I got for Mother’s Day this year :( I feel a little guilty about that now, but I did get some good deals including 1300 yds of cotton for $13! Not sure what I’ll make with it. Perhaps you’ll see it destashed here at some point ;)