Stash Amassed Beyond Life Expectancy (for those non-crafters)
Maybe, maybe, I am projecting a little bit…I mean, I will only be 37 next month so there’s more time that I could A) stashbust B) never buy yarn again C) find another hobby…bwahahhaaaa…or none of the above.
I’m on my annual craftroom clean-up mission with the idea that my husband is going to finally move into the room and it will be designated the shared “office” space. We even discussed how we would arrange our desk and table so we could work together if we wanted. He was also so generous to offer that I could use his desk if I wanted but I told him that would never work. I need my space to be craft-ready.
Thinking about all the yarn I have made me realize I need a better way to store my stash. I have over-floweth from the closet.
In my defense, I didn’t buy it all. I had some wonderful enablers. And there was even several skeins from those stashes that I was able to use without buying more yarn. I decided to buy a storage drawer thing.
I filled it up before I even got to the closet. I need another bin. Thankfully, these are only $18 at Wal-Mart. I am going to stack them in the closet. Out of sight, out of hubby’s mind. My little one came into the room as I was organizing and exclaimed, (I think with wonder) “I’ve never been in this closet.” Then he proceeded to help me untangle and wind stray yarn. He is such a great helper.
I thought I might have the majority of the room cleaned up however I have only been through a quarter of it. I threw away lots of random shopping bags that held various yarns and other craft supplies. Found lots of cabled knitting needles that I need to find a way to store. They are vintage Hero needles that are nylon. I love how they are seemless and have a nice grip and glide while stitching. I do wish the points were more defined but these needles are super old!
While also thinking of my stash, I had an idea. Weaving has caught my attention. There are these cute kiddie kits that I would love to buy. Melissa and Doug has a good size one ghat i could make placemats or a sizeable wall hanging, maybe a mini rug. Then I stop myself because when am I going to have time to weave! So many hobbies to try, so little time.