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Wednesday, June 25, 2008

SP12 Question of the Week #3

What would you consider the perfect amount of stash?

Oh Wow! I don't think there is one perfect amount. I think we knitter's are such unique individuals that we all have different ideas of perfect. Me, I buy yarn in colors that talk to my eyes and in textures that my fingers refuse to release. I buy these yarns in such varied amounts that it could be years before I find the perfect pattern for a skein(s). Now, my gf KozyKitty, on the other hand is the complete opposite of me. She's very disciplined when she goes yarn shopping and will only buy yarn when she knows what she will knit it into. Sometimes I wish I could be that disciplined when I walk into a LYS or go the S&W festivals.

Now, my idea of the perfect stash would be kind of like the Room of Requirement. When I need to go stash diving I would just find the secret passage and be able to walk up and down aisles touching, fondling and groping yarn till I found exactly what I wants and *poof* there would be exactly the number of skeins I need there. *yeah, I can live a bit in a fantasy land*


Theresa said...

I shop like you. If I find yarn in the perfect color and the softest fiber, I have to own it w/o having a plan for it. It sort of becomes my pet yarn.

I've only been able to control myself lately by not going to yarn shops and fiber festivals. But now I am totally craving an LYS trip! I want to be surrounded by beautiful yarn for a few hours.

Theresa said...

P.S. Happy late birthday by the way! Geminis rock.

Kozy Kitty said...

I appreciate your compliment. However--I still have a rude amount of stash. While I do buy yarn for specific projects, I have more projects in my stash than I will ever knit in my lifetime! The internet doesn't help either!!!

textillian said...

I really don't know what you are talking about. I prefer to think of mine as inventory for the day that I will actually go into production. See? No stash.