There’s something about yarn that gives me comfort.
As a knitter. The more I knit, the more yarn I start to accrue over the years. Sometimes I buy it and never knit with it as I change my mind, other times people give me their stash. Most of all though, it’s yarn I have bought over the years where I have grand intentions to make a beautiful piece but never get around to it because I change my mind about the colours or I don’t have enough of it.
My yarn stash is boxed in clear plastic boxes, with scatterings of bay leaves (to keep away insects) and every so often, I’ll go through it all constantly bundling, categorising, and planning new projects.
Stashes all vary.
Take Bonney, who some time ago, her stash made the rounds of the internet as our collective jaw dropped when we saw the explosion of colours in that room. You can see what it looks like here
Bonney is a woman of legend. I’d love to have a room where I could just have as a knitting room and methinks, once I stop work permanently, I’m going to turf out all the business and learning books (as I won’t need them in retirement) out of the office and the shelves will be for my yarns and knitting.
I can redesign the office space and make it into a cozy place where I can do my crafty projects. Hopefully it will make me enjoy going into that room again because right now, as it’s associated with “work”, it’s the LAST place I want to go in after 5pm on weekdays and on weekends. The room now has mental association with work and I just don’t want to be in there any more when I don’t need to. 🤣
I also like watching how others organise their stash yarns on YouTube. You can see their preferences for colours and types of yarns. I’ve been following Kutovakika for a while and she was the one who inspired me to knit with more plush angora and mohair yarn because I love the soft cozy clothes she creates .
Maybe I’ll do a video about my own stash of yarns one day. Or maybe not. If I can be bothered. Let’s see.