Ravellings

Distraction

Knitting has been happening, and I’d love to show you, really, but there are complications. Such as an intercontinental visit from my mother — rendering me even busier than usual, and the flat rather crowded, and even if I had time to photograph stuff I’d be rather pushed to find somewhere to display it. (Outside? Natural light? Nice idea. Bit damp though.*)
So instead, I give you some absolutely prime stash enhancement rationalisations, which I’m *ahem* borrowing from my lovely customer Mary. Mary clearly knows a thing or two about stash.

1. The great yarn drought may strike at any time, stashing is a sensible precaution to take.
2. You don’t have too much yarn until you have more than 3 cubic metres of Kid Silk Haze.
3. Qiviut, cashmere and silk don’t count as they are a way of investing in environmental protection or investing in small communities.
4. J&S and Jamieson’s yarns don’t count. You don’t want to be responsible for the extinction of an old breed do you? Ditto for all other cute brands of sheep.
5. If you don’t buy yarn it will be discontinued and then you won’t have any in stash.
6. Most importantly, a good stash is a work of the crafter’s art in its own right.

Say it out loud: I stash and I’m proud!
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* We spent the weekend Up North, visiting my aunt in Beverley. A lovely time was had by all, but we nearly didn’t make it back, on account of a little rain…

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2 thoughts on “Distraction

  1. I’m saying it really, really loudly…. I STASH AND I’M PROUD OF IT. You have no idea how much stash I have managed to acquire in the last year. It’s unbelievable. Most of it I have Dee to blame for, if she didn’t dye such lush yarns and such gorgeous colours my stash would not be so huge. Oh well, here’s another one to add to the list… “If you don’t buy yarn your favourite dyer might go out of business — eek”.

  2. In my book, having a stash is environmentally friendly since it acts as house insulation….. Why not?!

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