I've been busted by the Stash Police (aka Paul)...
It was so simple at first..... The stash was getting a little out-of-hand in the one room I keep it in. You know how it is? You have some packages of yarn that come and you realize the tub or box you keep that particular weight/make/model in is full, so, you either start a new box/tub or throw the package on the table. Suddenly there seems to be a large pile of packages on the table. Oh boy. How did they get there??? Time to improvise. So, slowly (this must be done delicately people) I had been moving portions of it out and into the adjacent room which we'll call the "book" room. First it was the merino worsted (well, some of it). Let's face it, we all have multiple containers with worsted weight stash. That's the "working" yarn, right? Then it was the sock and lace weight stash. Lace weight - awh.... just a little stash, starting to spread it's wings... So far so good. No one was the wiser, except yours truly. I was so proud of myself. I'm thinking ahead... I'm making room...
Well, it all went to hell when I decided that the Caron one-pound afghan yarn had to go.
By the way, did you know that Caron has so many different colors of their one-pound skeins? I mean, really cool colors, like fluorescent orange and yellows, etc. Of course I played with it before it got moved. You have to play with your stash to let it know you love it every now and again. ANYway - when moving the 150 skeins in every color imaginable, I found two perfect large cardboard boxes. I thought, this is great! Cardboard is fine for acrylic. It's not like any little beasties are going to get in there and start eating it, right? When I say large, I mean LARGE. My whole collection fit in two of these boxes, which I then moved to the "book" room. Hmmmm.... looking a little boxey in there. But the stash room is looking excellent again.
In comes Paul. "Hey, I thought you sent all of the fleeces to be processed already." Me, "Nope, I still have two boxes going." Paul, "Oh. Okay. Well, those boxes are pretty big. How much wool did you fit in them?" Me, "Ah, which boxes are you talking about?" You can see where this is going, right? Next comes the, "Hey, you are not going to have storage in both of the bedrooms, are you???" Me, "Of course not honey, that's why we need to get the basement finished." he he he
Let's just say Paul is learning about yarn addiction.
Onward...... I do have stuff to show you. I finished the Sprucey Lucys:
Just in time, too, because on July 1st we start two new patterns.
Here's the pretty heel structure:
Next it's On-Hold and Nanners. And I'm ready!!!
I'm using the turquoise I just dyed for the On-Holds, and my handspun Toasted Banana from Zarzuela! Yay! Oh, and to keep me busy until it's time to start??
Salmon and Russett. Resistance is futile........