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Spring Cleaning My Stash

My stash has been out of control for awhile now. Check out CAWcreations Episode 1 to see the pile behind me. At 23:33 of the video, I show my craft room. The cleaning has not progressed since that time. I can confidently say I have more yarn than I will ever get knit into projects. There have been many attempts at control but get me into a yarn store and all bets are off.

Last September I donated a bunch of yarn to UPEI Student Affairs for their knitting group. My son works there and has told me that they did not need to get any more all year. There is still some left. I also made up how to knit kits for about a dozen Psychology student because we were going to knit at lunch in the lounge. I still have yarn galore.

This spring I decided I should get smart about my projects. Especially because there are projects that have been on the needles for years. It is my wavering attention. I love starting a project and learning how to do it but then have a problem finishing it. My brainstorm was to get several shoe box sized clear totes so that I can sort by project. It is working well. Except for the fact that I started moving my stash got one tote moved and then got doing other projects.

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I love being able to grab the tote for my Find Your Fade and go work on it. The tote has all the colours I still have to add, the project, and the pattern. My sock yarn blanket has its own tote, although the tote will have to grow as the project does. Each of the sweaters has its own tote. Then the ones I take to knitting regularly reside in my knitting bag, in their own project bags. It seems to be working for me.

Now to get the rest of the stash done.

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