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Destash Challenge

What hoarding problem?

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We knitters have a euphemism for our hoarding issue. We call that our "Stash." 


As if we are going to hibernate one day and need to stash all our yarns for the hibernating season.

Last weekend at Yarnosphere, I accumulated a lot of new yarns. And with holiday season coming up, I was on other yarn store websites, looking at yarns on sale. And then I got curious how my last year's serious effort to destash has worked out. 

So today, I went to pull out all the yarns from every corners of the house.

And I was fully disappointed.

Last year, when I decided to destash, I started with 3 plastic bins. When I gathered all the yarns, I had to get an additional bin. And the 3 bins I started out with last year? were still full. At least last year, the sock yarn bin was half empty. This year it's FULL!

And I found so many WIPs. Those alone filled the biggest basket I had in the house..  Unbelievable.

Remedy: Similar to the destash challenge I did last year, I decided to finish at least 1 WIP before casting on for a new one. I have 2 baskets: 1 full of WIPs, 1 full of bags with yarns and patterns I matched up with the yarns. When I'm done with one project from the WIPs basket, I will cast on from the other basket.

Fortunately, the WIPs I have are mainly from last winter, so they'll be weather appropriate once I am finished. I have a lot of baby knits on my mind right now, so wanting to knit for Logan will keep me on task (hopefully)!!!


Destash Challenge

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So Round 6 is finished! 

1. Bow Hat: 2

2. Logan's Striped Yoke Cardigan: 3 (not counting the scrap yarns)

3. Handdyed Madelinetosh Tosh Sock: 1

4. Striped Boatneck Vest: 2

5. Logan's summer bucket hat: 1

6. Logan's Legwarmers: 1




So, I went yarn shopping yesterday with Logan!  His first ever yarn shopping!  Haha. I hadn't been buying yarns before Logan was born because I wasnt sure what I would knit after the baby, but I really wanted to go shopping and online shopping just wasn't doing it for me. So we headed out to Mission Viejo, to one of the bigger LYSes in the area, Yarn del Sol.  

Here's what I bought:



Left: The Sheepwalk Fiber Studio - "Mud Buddha on Water" colorway  Center: Dragonfly Fibers - "Van Gogh's Sunflower" colorway  Right: Sweet Georgia - "Oxblood" colorway