Friday, June 27, 2014

Oh no...

... we're having a yarn problem.

I'm experiencing that slightly panicky feeling you get when you can't avoid admitting your yarn addiction any longer.

I didn't even know I had most of these. I was digging around for the right stash yarn for the Garter Yoke Cardigan, for which I've just started a KAL, and I 'found' this box under my desk and, well, this is what was in it. Needless to say that this is not all of my stash. This isn't even half of my stash. It's merely the bit I'd forgotten about.

Should I be worried?

And the worst thing is, I still can't quite determine which yarn to use. I had one in mind, but I think it's not quite the Aran weight that the pattern asks for - it seems thicker to me and the gauge, even with 4 mm rather than 4..5 mm needles isn't quite right.

Oh what to do, what to do...


  1. This is where I'm finding Ravelry really useful - as having the whole lot catalogued on there (which took me ages to do, but appealed to my librarianly soul) really helps with working out what I've got and what it'll work with. As part of my stash bust this year I'm attempting to match up stash with patterns as well, so that at least everything has a plan...

  2. You are right, and I should really do that - I started it ages ago but never got past the first 5 or 6...

    I'm going to knit from stash all year I think. I already lost quite a bit of fleece (including a whole alpaca fleece) to moths before I had my crafts room. It was all stashed away in the attic before then and clearly I hadn't added enough moth balls. :( So stash-busting it is this year. A few big knitting projects and a bit of swapping / selling should at least thin it out a bit.