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« Reply #60 on: March 03, 2006 11:18:23 PM »

Do any of the other college students who have posted on here have this problem?
My yarn stash is 7 states away!! All I have here is one flat bin under my bed and a few balls that have escaped to other areas of my room and the house (I may have even spread to my studio space at school, but I'm not entirely sure about that...)
But at home:
1 small bin, 2 copy paper boxes, 1 very full old navy bag, and I also inhereted my grandmother's stash which is currently in 2 very large boxes.
It's so sad, all that yarn just for me and I can't get to it! I just started another blanket (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=61616.msg583602#msg583602) and I need to have that yarn to work on it! O-well guess I'll just have to buy more Roll Eyes

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« Reply #61 on: March 04, 2006 09:29:28 AM »

Wow...I have like, nothing compared to you people!  I have that pink cube tote on wheels that Joann's sells as a "knitting cart" I think, and it's about 3/4 full.  I don't allow myself to have more yarn in the house than can fit in that thing.  I am doing a lot of big stashbusting projects this year too--making scarves for some relatives this coming Christmas, a sleeveless top for me with leftover Simply Soft, some mittens with leftover LP Bulky.  I try and save about 1 skein or less of each worsted acrylic I use though, as I knit with a LOT of wool-ease and other "cheap" yarns.  The reason is two fold:  1.  If there's an "injury" to one of my FO's (my BF's woolease gloves just got a hole in them a few months ago) I can use the leftover to repair, and 2. I can use all the scraps for fun things like scrap yarn afghans and little baby things, as I really enjoy making knitted stuffed animals, and this way I can just  pick through the yarn I've already got.

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« Reply #62 on: March 04, 2006 09:41:29 AM »

Right now in my unused stash I only have about 13 skeins. This is because I a) only learned to knit about four months ago, and b) I have no money whatsoever with which to buy yarn. If neither of these were true, I'd top you ALL. lol

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« Reply #63 on: March 04, 2006 07:26:38 PM »

I guess I have a small to medium sized stash, based on what I've read here.
I have one large plastic bin overflowing with yarn and there are some partially wound balls and some WIPs sitting on the floor next to it.  I also have some little random balls/skeins hiding in boxes around my room.

And of cats and yarn: mine aren't allowed in my bedroom as I'm allergic.  However, I was knitting on the sofa last weekend and one of my cats flopped down next to me.  Once he realized there was a ball of wool there, he started nuzzling his little face in it.  Oh it was the cutest thing ever!  I let him do that for a little bit, but then moved the yarn.  aww

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« Reply #64 on: March 04, 2006 09:26:52 PM »


bin in the hall closet, spare room closet (lined the walls with those cubicle shoe organizers), in file boxes in the top of my closet, two plastic totes, two or three file boxes in the attic, and the heaping full laundry basket full of UFOs.
I'm not allowed to buy any more yarn for a while.

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« Reply #65 on: March 04, 2006 11:40:47 PM »

Mine's quite small. . .4 new skiens, 2 that I'm working with and a teensy ball that I'm using to put faces on my toys Wink

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« Reply #66 on: March 07, 2006 04:19:38 PM »

well.. um.. this thread really hit close to home.. last week, i came  home to my dh sitting with my 2 daughters with very grim looks on their faces.. and would you believe it.. all of my yarn sitting in front of them.. OMG they were having an intervention!!!!
That cracks me up!

« Reply #67 on: March 08, 2006 04:28:07 AM »

Speaking of Stashes, the 2nd annual Flash Your Stash day is coming up - April 1st, 2006.
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« Reply #68 on: March 08, 2006 05:54:38 AM »

I'm in the middle of stash reduction...I'd say I have 2/3 the yarn I had before Christmas (though friends and relatives didn't help, buying me big baskets of yarn as presents!

I have two plastic crates stacked full of random skeins (going to be doing a lot of small things, I think), as well as two shelves in my closet with larger supplies of a few different yarns for larger projects.

I am almost done with a sweater that eliminated a big ol' bunch of yarn, so I'm on my way to getting more stuff done!

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« Reply #69 on: March 08, 2006 02:52:22 PM »

well.. um.. this thread really hit close to home.. last week, i came  home to my dh sitting with my 2 daughters with very grim looks on their faces.. and would you believe it.. all of my yarn sitting in front of them.. OMG they were having an intervention!!!! ok ok well i figured it wasn't too bad until i realized there was a 5 gallon container full of yarn a 40 gallon tupperware cont. full of acrylic and 3 wicker baskets, and various bags & bins of yarn..  my 10 y.o. says mum we have to do something about the yarn.. i have promised to scale things down.. it also doesn't help i work at Michael's.. sometimes i just have to take home something cuz it's on sale or it just calls to me..  Roll Eyes

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Just start making stuff for each person in your family as quickly as you can and you'll eliminate some yarn and give them something to NOT complain about! haha

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