My stash does not currently fit in its designated area. What that area is (several boxes, size immaterial, ahem!) is less important than the overflow. Stuff that cannot be put away is at risk from dog, moth, dust and general life, and it also contributes to that ‘cluttered’ feeling that I hate so much. So, when I was doing my stash inventory,instead of pushing odd balls into odd spaces where they really don’t belong, I put them in an (empty, not-for-trash) trash can. Then a second one.
And I thought I was done!
Then I looked around and saw The Cone. And then the two bags I purchased most recently, just a couple of months ago. Then the box of potential projects I packed for my first weeks in the new house. Then I remembered about the yarn for WIPs that’s currently on top of the freezer. Then the yarn in the yarn bowl a friend made me. And the Rampton project that never got finished before I left.
And I thought I was done.
And finally I remembered that long cardigan, Myrtle, made from 10 skeins Debbie Bliss Maya which is all but finished – and hideous. There’s no saving it; it’s the wrong pattern for the yarn, so I need to rip it. So I guess that belongs in the pile as well.
So my milestone will be to knit/spin/weave my way back into box storage only. It may take all year!! (for clarity: I don’t have to knit from The Pile Of Stuff that is Outside The Boxes. Instead, I will put away what I can, as I can, and use the pile’s reduction in size as an indicator of my astounding progress…)