Looking back at my “All Used Folder” I see that since the big reorganization and catalogue adventure (1/8/08) 7.25 miles of yarn have been knit. More than half of that was from my original stash, 4.9 miles. Think about that, MILES of yarn.
As with any great love, my stash continues to grow with each passing day. Knit as fast as I might I did not decrease the size of my stash. Sadly.
In fact, it has continued to grow and grow fast since I’ve become a sock knitter…ok an obsessive sock knitter.
This year, in the same amount of space, same number of bins and bags, so that should tell you how much finer and therefore more yardage each skein has as compared to last year’s yarn, I have a bit more yarn.
Last year I had 530 skeins in the stash, and this year I have 789 skeins. So yeah, they have to be smaller skeins to fit in the same space as 530 skeins.
I knit 135 projects in the past year by the way…I also track that too. Don’t laugh, ok you can laugh. I can’t help it. I love to be organized and have goals.
Anyone want to guess what the current yardage is? It could be a fun game. I could be like Bob Barker on the Price is Right, whoever gets closest without going over wins a skein of sock or lace yarn, or if they’re not a knitter maybe I’ll make them a neckwarmer instead…yes I think this could be fun. Let’s play, Guess the Mileage in The Samurai’s Stash...
I’ll give you a few more facts. I have 3 decorative baskets in the living room displaying yarn, I have 3 big bins in the closet with yarn and 2 more in the garage with synthetic yarn. I just took the angora out of the freezer. Last year at this time I had 39.8 Miles of stash yarn. Green and Purple are the most prevalent colors in the stash.
Let’s say, guesses will be accepted until January 10th. The winner can choose from either,
- Socks That Rock: Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock – Lightweight (Mill End) Dixie Chicks
- Cherry Tree Hill Suri Laceweight Wild Cherry
- Araucania Ranco Multy 318 Hot Pink
Later: Go ahead and take a shot at it. So far the guesses have been far too low.
Even Later: 123! My goodness I do have a little self control. A bit less yarn than that.