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Topic: Seriously....I have a problem...YARN!!! Major pic obese!!! You are warned!  (Read 17130 times)
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« on: February 02, 2008 11:19:07 PM »

 Embarrassed Okay....the first step is admitting you have a problem. There. I said it. My resolution is to get rid of the majority of my yarn stash and knit, crochet and holy crap...whatever else I can do to make it smaller. Okay....smaller would be containing it to the ONE room. I am already making some effort into this project and have currently finished a dress for my daughter and am working on 3 adult XL sweaters, some hats, a skirt.....crap. I have A LOT of wip....but I am whipping right thru them! Take that yarn stash! Tongue
My goal is to get this out of control stash confined to one room and to donate at least 12 items to charity. So I printed out a calender, and every time I finish an item, I put a cute little sticker on that day/date. This way I can keep track of how many items I make at the end of the year as well as destash! And every time I give an item to charity - I get to color in the whole square!!
Here is the calender with some of my stickers and the markers.

This is what was formerly known as my spare bedroom. It is now the yarn emporium. They multiply like rabbits!!!

This is the tower. All of the drawers (except the bottom one) is FULL to overflowing with yarn. Plus, you can see the boxes and baskets on top and to the side of the tower.
Drawer 1 is the various wool/wool blends drawer.
Drawer 2 is the cashmere/blends drawer.

Drawer 3 is the silk/silk blend drawer.
Drawer 4 is the cotton/whatnot drawer.
Drawer 5 is also a wool/wool blend drawer. Can you tell I like my natural fibers???
This is the overflow cooler (I ran out of boxes).

Yarn basket

The workstation (also formerly known as the couch - thank goodness we have 2!!)
actual workstation
off to the side of couch
Large footstool storage
small footstool storage

These are my wip and (very) recently completed items!
Another cool mohawk hat
Blue silk skirt (crochet)
Pink/tan/creme sweater (almost complete - man, I love me some bulky yarn!)
And Kate's dress - finished tonight!!

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« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2008 12:05:41 AM »

Omg... Can I have some of that fabulous ...I mean.. evil, very evil stash yarn..?

Hehe, this is a great idea and I seriously hope you can do it! I bet you can. You gotta get that stuff under control, my friend! I love the charity idea, I'm doing the same thing except making blankets instead of clothes for animal shelters. Smiley let's hear it for us!

Keep with it and this will be a great year for yarn!

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« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2008 12:18:33 AM »

Wooooooooooooooooow. *drools* You have so much amazing looking yarn! Have fun destashing!

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« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2008 12:25:07 AM »

MMMMMMMM yarn.......

Beautiful collection  Grin, have fun de-stashing!


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« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2008 06:29:46 AM »

I think I have the same problem too  Grin  The boyfriend says it's out of hand, but I love my yarn.  Good luck with the de-stashing.  I've been trying for about six months and to me it still looks the same, lol.

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« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2008 06:30:30 AM »

oh wow, a knitters heaven!

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2008 07:09:41 AM »

Wow! I don't see how anybody can have too much yarn, even if it contains a whole room and the couch  Cheesy Tongue
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« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2008 08:51:03 AM »

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« Reply #8 on: February 03, 2008 11:58:20 AM »

Wow, and I thought my stash was bad...

But way to go with getting organized!

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« Reply #9 on: February 03, 2008 02:46:46 PM »

Holy crap!! And my husband says I have too much yarn! You can bet I am going to show him this!! LOL Im jealous.  Cheesy

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