Friday, March 31, 2006

Flashing Just like a Sorority Girl


April 1st is
Flash Your Stash:
click on the link for the real down and dirty



is there any doubt why I need the Stash-Along?
this doesn't include my coned yarns for weaving, and the last few pics I didn't get after my camera battery died.
Donations and Prizes:
I'm going to be perusing the stashes flashed today, per the Flash your Stash links
and plan to award a prize - from this stash - to the stash that appears to be the neediest. This is a purely subjective decision on my part - but, if you think you have a needy stash and want me to look, leave a comment with a link to your flash

Stash a Long click on link yada yada
per the rules of the stashalong, which I've volunteered to play by and follow.
For the next 60 days (thereafter in 30 day increments - all bets are off if I can get even a day at Convergence in July, and get to Stitches Midwest in August), I digress,
60 days, knit from stash, no stash enhancement - none, nada, zip, zero, zilch.
my goal: to reduce my stash over the next 60 days by 5% - knit it, sell it, or give it away.
yup, I know how many skeins I have, so I know what 5% is. Not telling here.
note: I count yarn as stash until it is knit off the needles. Hence, when I Finish Colchique, I get to reduce my stash by 12 skeins. Not until then. So, 5% is doable. I have 78 skeins currently involved in projects that are on the needles. Makes me shudder to think of it.

Project update:
Gyrid - will knit off needles this weekend. Def will be done in time for
Knit the Classic Life of Pi project deadline
Drops Cardi - ready to cast on just as soon as Gyrid is done
Orangina - casting on today ;)
everything else is same as last week.

Not all my stash is Yarn - in fact, my fabric stash makes my yarn look like childs play.
Mind you I've been sewing, and collecting beautiful fabrics, all my life. Most of the most fabulous pieces that I have have been from periods when I've had more $ and inclination, than time, so I bought for the day when my avail time would exceed my ability to buy. The time has come.
Want a peek?

30 comments:

Tricoquine said...

What to say...I think I am speechless in the face of all of that yarn. You could open up your own LYS! Ah, I'm just jealous.

Cheers

Jen said...

Well, you have a fantastic stash to work from for the Stashalong. :)

Someday, I'll have a stash that I'll look at and think, "I need to get rid of some of this"; right now, mine is definitely in the "tiny, but growing" phase.

-Jen

Elizabeth said...

Wonderful stash pics.

In the '80s JoAnn's (or another fabric store chain?) started selling mugs that said, "She who dies with the most fabric wins." I always knew I was a front-runner in that contest, too.

If someone gives you yarn in the next 60 days does that count? For instance, say you pick a project and have almost enough yarn in your stash but only need a small quantity of Color B and a friend gives it to you, is that okay?

Nancy said...

mmmmm delicious yarn porn..

cpurl17 said...

Marji, Wow!
I think I've glimpsed my future in yarn. I better buy a bigger house.

Your fabric room looks like Calico Corners.

And I'm signing up for the Stash Along!

CBear said...

WOW! Your stash makes mine look just pathetic! I love all the colors and the fun things that you have...

Maybe I qualify?

You are very organized!

trek said...
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trek said...

Wow.
Just wow.

My pathetic stash is here:

http://usera.imagecave.com/trekcelt/stash/

Ginger said...

I posted my fabric stash too. Well, maybe 2/3 of it. Child's play indeed.

Wendy P. said...

Your stash is beautiful. WOW! Thanks for sharing it with us.

I'm such a light-weight in comparisson.

Becky said...

Your yarn pictures are beautiful! I look forward to seeing your finished Pi project.

turtlegirl76 said...

Wow. Just, wow. And my stash, the only enhancing it needs is in solid sock yarn. But may I suggest
http://rkbezzie.blogspot.com/ for some love? The woman not only has imagination, but a meek stash.

The Curly Knitter said...

Well, that was impressive. Compared to yours mine does look "needy". Nice stash!

Bezzie said...

I think size is in the eye of the beholder...because I'm tempted to joint your stash along! ;-)

But I am shaking my head in awe of the size of your stash!

Cynthia said...

I am loving your stash - impressive collection of some pretty nice yarns; BRAVO!! Really nice - sorry your camera died (I think my computer is about to explode with all its seen today!). Congrats!

Thanks for flashing Marji!

ttbookjunkie said...

Wow you have some wonderful stash!!! Thanks for the flash.

Amanda :)

AndreaR said...

Your pictures of your stash are lovely. Sigh. I like your color and your yarn choices, too. I'm not sure that I could have fun in a Stashalong, though. I certainly wouldn't have any success: we have a new LYS opening here next Thursday, and it's WITHIN WALKING DISTANCE! I like that you admit you have a giant fabric stash: I'm a sewer and quilter also and had a heckuva time trying to keep the fabric out of the yarn stash photos.

ec said...

Your stash is so impressive! Quite SABLE, heh.

My stash is far from sizeable, but I get by ; )
http://eseabea.blogspot.com

webber the webulous webhead said...

Oh the pornography! That is a beautiful stash.

I'm not going to lie, my stash is pretty needy.

Donni said...

Holy crap Marji! You could open a Yarn shop with all that stock :). Don't dontate to me - I already run the Australian branch of your yarn store in my spare room.

Dipsy D. said...

Gosh, what a stash! That's true yarn porn at it's best, I was drooling over each and every pic! My stash is a shameful tragedy compared to yours - well, you sure got enough yarn for projects for the next 7 lifetimes, no? :)

Jae said...

Wow! A very impressive yarn stash indeed! I can only dream that I will achieve a stash like that someday.

ec said...

I'm currently at Saginaw Valley. I went to Pinconning during HS though...

Last summer my bf and I went up to Sleeping Bear and ate at that one restaurant in Traverse City... If only I could remember the name... It's kind of out in the boonies and fameous for steak, maybe something like Long Lake Inn??
Sorry, lol...

ec said...

OH! And I had to rip out 8 rows (all the way back to the first purl row) of Orangina... It is rather difficult to get the pattern exactly memorized, but I'm gettting better. I put markers in so hopefully I end up with the right number every time from now on!!

JessaLu said...

Very impressive!

Carrie K said...

Impressive stash! If you ever want to have some of it taken off of your hands.......

Rhonda said...

OMG that's a beautiful view!

Avivah said...

Gosh, you have a lovely fabric collection, in addition to your yarn stash.

Chelle said...

Hey, I'm pretty late to be peeking...but NICE STASH!

Remembering that "need" is a highly subjective term...here is my needy stash...

www.chezchelle.blogspot.com

stringthing said...

my stash fits in a small duffel, there's a pic here http://stringthing1987.blogspot.com/2006/04/mailman-is-my-friend.html