Sunday, October 5, 2014

Organizing my stash

Bet that title got your attention, didn't it? You and the RCMP.

But of course my knitting and spinning compadres weren't fooled for a moment. For you not-in-the-know-non-knitter-types I will explain.

My stash is all the yarn and fibre I have accumulated over years and years of knitting. Some is leftover from projects completed. Some of it is gifts or hand-me-downs I have acquired, and much was purchased just because it was so pretty and smooshy (yes, that is a word) and I couldn't resist. (The word or the yarn).

My stash is actually quite organized: the cotton is all in one drawer, the roving in another, all the yarn of the same weight is more-or-less in the same place...but here is the thing.

Even though I have ALL my yarn in a database - colour, yardage, weight, fibre content - I have no pictures of it and I am a very visual learner (as they say in Education 101).

So today, on this overcast, soon to be rainy, day I am going to photograph ALL my stash and add those pictures to the database on Ravelry. (If you don't know what Ravelry is and you are a knitter, crocheter, spinner, or weaver then you need to Google that right now). If you don't know what Ravelry is and you are none of those things, well, never mind.

So once those pictures are in the database, and I want to make a pair or socks (want...HAH, NEED) or a shawl then I can peruse my photograph-enhanced database and viola - easier decision making.

Or, I can just look at the pretty pictures from time to time.

Knitting friends of mine call this yarn porn.

Oh my, porn and stash in the same post.

The RCMP should be here is know time.

I had better vacuum.


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