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« on: April 01, 2007 09:33:22 PM »

i have this big bin of nothing but cotton yarn (it's my favorite). i have a habit of just buying a ball here and there or buying a whole ton of one color because i think i'll never see it again, and i just throw it in this bin. well, i decided to dump the bin out today and see what i actually have in there. here's my humungous cotton yarn stash:

i totally need to find some patterns to use these suckers up and get this under control.

as well as the rest of my stash, which i figured i'd take pics of just to make the collection complete...

2 shelves of yarn that go back about 2-3 feet... yeah, a lot.

my big lion brand "yarn storage thing", it's really just a hamper, of mostly my plain old acrylic worsted weight yarns for amigurumis. and of course all my knitting needles sticking out of hte front that we dare not speak of on this board. =X haha.

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« Reply #1 on: April 01, 2007 09:43:18 PM »

Nice stash  Grin Mine is totally out of control so I started stash busting. I don't have pics handy but I'll just give you a rough idea... about twelve 64 quart Sterilite storage bins  Shocked Mostly acrylic (Simply Soft and Red Heart...). I'll be making a lot of shawls and afghans this year  Cheesy I made a promise to myself that I wasn't going to buy anymore yarn unless I was running out of one kind for a particular project and so far, I've been good Wink

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« Reply #2 on: April 01, 2007 09:52:02 PM »

Wow!  Shocked Where do you get this yarn? How does it get so big?  Shocked

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« Reply #3 on: April 01, 2007 10:29:31 PM »

My stash is about the same size as yours, but I couldnt say for sure because its in boxes around my apartment. I havent ever seen it all together.

My suggestion for cotton yarn is the market bag http://www.sugarncream.com/pattern.php?PID=133&PHPSESSID=3073945d4e455d1ba5439a631e72c50d designed for Lily Sugar N Cream Yarn. I made one for my sister, it crocheted up pretty fast, and she loves it. I'm going to make some more for myself to use as reusable grocery bags. Also, I think I'm going to make a bathmat out of some of my cotton yarn too.

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I would KILL for a stash like that! Oh, the woes of being a poor college student...

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« Reply #5 on: April 01, 2007 10:46:43 PM »

I've been very good about limiting mine to one (albeit very tightly packed) underbed box.  Ok, one underbed box plus one small shipped box from Joann, but I had to buy that for a gift.

But every time I find myself itching to buy more yarn, I try a different craft for a while... stenciling and silk screening are the flavors du jour.
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« Reply #6 on: April 02, 2007 04:23:59 AM »

Ooooh, I'm jealous! But happy for you that you have all this gorgeous cotton to work with!

« Reply #7 on: April 02, 2007 11:19:36 AM »

jealous jealous jealous!!!

as a stash busting project, maybe you could do one of those log cabin blankets?  (the one I linked to is knitted, but it uses a lot of random yarns, and I think sc would look just as good - better - than garter stitch)
« Reply #8 on: April 02, 2007 01:10:18 PM »

I wish I had that much cotton, or any cotton Wink
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« Reply #9 on: April 02, 2007 05:23:39 PM »

I LOVE your stash!!!  I have yarn all over the place---my husband doesn't care how much I have, he would just like me to keep it contained!  lol I've gotten better about using my stash for swapping--of course, for one of my latest swaps, I just HAVE to go buy new yarn!  Smiley

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