Going through the Kon Mari-tidying method has been really liberating. We’ve given away so much stuff to charity, and I’ve managed to finance the purchase of the yarn for my next sweater project by selling things on eBay!
Yesterday evening, the turn came to my yarn. I rarely organise my stash, rarely use leftover bits, but keep loads as it can always be good to have.
Some ruthless sorting resulted in this:
I kept all the yarn that is earmarked for specific projects (or required for ongoing projects). I also kept the yarn that could definitely be used for future projects (e.g. 100g sock yarn, 3 skeins of lace yarn).
I also kept some that spark joy, even though I don’t have anything special in mind:
Crazy spotted and golden green yarn bought at imagiknit in San Francisco, a fabulous yarn shop in the Castro. No idea what I’ll use it for, but it’s crazy enough that I have to keep it!
Half a skein of spindlefrog fingering weight, bought at Stash in Putney which sadly closed several years ago. This is also variegated which I normally don’t like, but it’s more speckled and looked great in a pair of fingerless mittens I knit ages ago.
Now I know what I’ve got in my stash, can I actually get myself to knit something with yarn I already own? 😉