Sunday, July 14, 2013


(Sable: Stash Aquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.)

Summertime: the weather is fantastic, the sunsets are amazing, and yarn sales are plentiful. What?

Lately, I have been noticing major closeouts from LYS (Local Yarn Shops) and LYS Online. My guess is that the shops are getting ready for fall and selling discontinued yarn lines or colorways.

On Ravelry, knitters have also been putting their yarn up for sale.  The reasons are varied: a moving sale, to fund a vacation, spring/summer cleaning, or just to lessen the stash.  Which makes for a whole lotta destashing going on.  

All so tempting.  Because, let's face it, knitters and fibery folk have a stash.  They love their fiber and yarn.  It's not hoarding (I don't think) it's potential.  Potential that a little bit of fluff can be turned into a pretty scarf or shawl/ette, a pair of cozy socks, or a beautiful sweater.  Some have a small stash, others not so small.

For the past couple of months I have been adding to my own stash.  What makes it different this time is I have been purchasing sweater quantities in addition to my usual single skein amounts.  Behold the yarny goodness:

Madelinetosh Yarns Vintage, 2-mixed bag single skeins (10) from Little ~

"One of a kind" colorways

mmmMalabrigo Worsted, 6 skeins plus a bonus wound ball (7), from a Ravelry destash ~

Olive colorway

 Cascade Yarns Venezia, 2-full bags of 5 skeins (10), from Little ~

Black Forest and Silver Lavender colorways

I think my stash (in comparison to other knitters on Ravelry) is "small".  I have not reached SABLE . . . yet.