Friday, September 07, 2007

Its been a very wierd but educational day today, my yarn buying habit must have been really out of control for the stash to get to the size it is. I used to be a one thing at a time kind of knitter but since discovering internet yarn stores and knitting forums, that all went out the window.

I have been a good girl lately and the lack of funds kind of yarn dieting has worked wonders, I haven't bought any yarn since March this year but the stash still overfloweth!

I spent today taking piccies of my stash to put on Ravelry and mucking about trying to put it back into the hiding places so it looked less-needless to say failed on the hiding front and found more than I thought I had.

Now to upload all the stash piccies onto Blogger would probably take until Sunday night but just to shame me into tidying it, this is a pic of my knitting corner.

It started off as a nice old table with a lamp on top and a knitting bag (note the singular) with 1 project in it.

Then some books and magazines started appearing (mainly cos the lights in the hallway where the bookcases are didn't work for a while and I had to use a torch after dark to look for a particular pattern).

The project bags started to breed at an alarming rate leaving trails of little UFO's behind them and gave enough shelter for the smaller gadgets (needles, row counters, stitch markers etc etc etc. ) to hide in and avoid being found when needed and forcing me to buy more which then hid amongst the UFO's and started breeding themselves.

It all started to go really downhill after the beads arrived, they started off all innocent looking to be added into the odd shawl or border but then they called in a load of craft wire reinforcements followed by a box of pliers and findings for the wire jewellry.

I will tidy it sometime soon but always get distracted by a pattern or a magazine or something shiny......those beads have a very naughty glint in their eyes.....

Of course if you want to look at the stash, it should be viewable on my Flickr account but its still uploading so will increase as the evening goes on.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/10269065@N06/sets/72157601897542690/

8 comments:

blueadt said...

I know exactly what you mean. My stash isn't all on yet & DH is the photographer in our house. He now has a very good idea of how much yarn I have & I'm on a total clampdown :(

Aknita said...

I am about to take stock of my stash. I'm much like you, the net has a lot to answer for ;)

I have a wonderful LYS and have pledged only to buy from there till I am down to a dull roar stash wise.

Woollywarbler said...

I don't think I shall be photographing my stash, my camera will explode ;)

Soo said...

I haven't started photographing my stash for Ravelry yet -- I'm afraid the reality of it will be too much. Like you the stash was pretty much one or two projects UNTIL I discovered online yarn shops and blogs and forums...

So much inspiration, so little money/storage space.

Piglottie said...

LOL! Its quite frightening when you see it all together, rather than squirrelled away in little places.

blog-blethers said...

lol another internet yarn addict here;) I never had stash till I came online and was strictly a one-at-a-time project girlie. My, how things change!

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Suffolk said...

Beach huts in Aldeburgh - Yarnacha!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sbwaFYWiOHs

Time to take knitting elsewhere