Coming to Terms with the Stash

January 8, 2012 at 10:33 pm 14 comments





I have mixed feelings about the stash.

I love the stash.
I need the stash.

But the stash exerts a subtle pressure.
It longs to be more than yarn in a cedar chest.
Or home decor.

But these days I seem to be spinning faster than I knit.
So it tends to accumulate some.

And it’s sometimes hard to part with stash, because I either had some grand idea of how I might use it.
Or it’s not quite perfect or flashy or luxurious enough to be a “gift skein” or to sell.

So I’m not making resolutions about stash this year.

No need to put pressure on the relationship.

Healthy stash, happy Denisee.

Long life the stash!


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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Jody  |  January 9, 2012 at 9:08 am

    I love all those gorgeous natural colours!
    I find it difficult to part with my handspun yarn…to me it’s special:-)

    • 2. sheepsclothing  |  January 13, 2012 at 8:35 pm

      yep. I find all kinds of reasons to hang onto it. a whole cedar chest full of reasons.

  • 3. Kirsti  |  January 9, 2012 at 11:10 am

    Denise, this is poetry for real life! Love it!


    • 4. sheepsclothing  |  January 13, 2012 at 8:32 pm

      thanks Kirsti. I’m thinking of introducing a poetry theme in the blog. weekly wool haiku?

  • 5. Farmlady  |  January 9, 2012 at 11:21 am

    Long live the STASH. It should not be there to cause you stress. It can motivate. It can be there to offer the right color without having to go back to the yarn store.
    It looks BEAUTIFUL! It will be something lovely some day… or not. But, mostly, it’s there and it’s so beautiful.
    It doesn’t need a reason.
    Happy New Year without resolutions.
    Long live the STASH…

    • 6. sheepsclothing  |  January 13, 2012 at 8:33 pm

      indeed. 🙂

  • 7. MOM  |  January 9, 2012 at 1:23 pm

    Everyone has their own kind of stash…mine is 25 boxes of sorted colors of stained glass. Creativity waiting for fruition.

    • 8. sheepsclothing  |  January 13, 2012 at 8:34 pm

      yep. many varieties of stash. so hard to part with beautiful raw materials.

  • 9. Donna  |  January 10, 2012 at 12:03 am

    Long live the stash! (And yarn takes up a lot less room than fleeces.)

    • 10. sheepsclothing  |  January 13, 2012 at 8:30 pm

      thats true… but we haven’t discussed the fleece stash yet. 🙂

  • 11. thecrazysheeplady  |  January 10, 2012 at 12:50 pm

    That’s a pretty outstanding stash. 😀

    • 12. sheepsclothing  |  January 13, 2012 at 8:29 pm

      thanks ((blush))

  • 13. JulesM  |  January 15, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    What an awesome stash! Everything is so lustrous looking. And such nice big skeins :o)

    • 14. sheepsclothing  |  January 15, 2012 at 5:49 pm

      thanks. I do tend to favor the luster-y fibers. just can’t help myself 😉


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