Due to the conjunction of several different factors, my yarn stash has expanded to a startling extent.
As you can see, it’s at a high water mark for the last two years. Possibly ever! But I’m feeling good about it, because it’s all great stuff, which I bought with specific projects in mind. Which is a definite improvement over buying yarn willy-nilly just because ________ (fill in the blank). That’s the yarn that becomes a burden later on.
I’ve also de-stressed about the stash since I started tracking the amount (both speed and volume) of yarn I use. You have to groom your Ravelry stash a little more intensively in order to track this properly. But the results are well worth the few extra minutes of work here and there.
The Excel file you download from your Stash page has a tab for “All Used Up.” Just add up the yardage on that page, and there ya go. You might be pleasantly surprised (I was!) or you might be unpleasantly surprised. Either way, it’s just another way that Ravelry’s Stash page can help you face reality.
I’ve purchased a lot of yarn recently for Charity Knitting Month. More on that tomorrow!