I organized my stash this weekend. About 5 months ago I went to Target (that’s Tar-zhay) and bought 4 big plastic bins to hold my stash. I took most of the bags and boxes and neatly placed them in the bins. I even had room left in a couple of them.
I knew I had more yarn but I was procrastinating pulling it all together. Bags were piled in a corner in the living room (somewhat out of sight) and on the sunporch and in the huge coffee table that comes chock full of
stash hiding opportunities storage.
I’ve been meaning to get around to it, and when I wrote that post on Thursday I had this organization project on my mind. After getting the WONDERFUL comments from you all I knew I could take a few days off and get my stash in order once and for all.
Stella came over Friday night. As she knit I pulled out ALL MY STASH.
I catalogued everything in Excel and I now know everything I have. I feel freer. Lighter in fact. Hmm…sorta.
I now know that I have 448 Gallons of yarn. That’s EIGHT bins of yarn. EIGHT. I cannot believe I have amassed this much yarn. I truly had no idea.
So this is where the contest comes in. Guess how many balls/skeins/hanks/cones of yarn I have in those bins. The person who most closely guesses the number without going over will win something wonderful from the stash. I’m not sure what yet, but really there’s nothing bad in there.
I’ve gotten several questions asking what might be in store for the winner. While I still don’t know for sure, here are some ideas: a few skeins of Silk Garden, some Koigu, a felting kit in a variety of colors, sportweight Baby Alpaca, a couple hanks of Hand-dyed 4spi wool or some sock yarn. Whatever it might be it will be lovely and be all/predominately a natural fiber.
A couple of hints:
- Two of the bins have some room left in them
- I have one bin dedicated to sock and laceweight yarn
- I have one bin dedicated to cones
- I’ve counted each pound of yarn on the cone as 1 ball. So, if I have a 2.5 pound cone of yarn, it counts as 2.5 balls.
- Excluding the sock yarn, most of my yarn is 4.5-5.5 spi. I do have some bulky, but it doesn’t even fill half of a bin.
Email your guess to savannahchik AT yahoo by Thursday afternoon. I will announce the winner by Sunday. Remember — you need to be the closest one without going over.