Thursday, January 5, 2012

Stash stuff

First, here are a couple of finished projects:
The Nostalgic Ear-Flap Hat from a Churchmouse Yarns and Teas newsletter (I added a brim).

and my first (and second) Monster (and baby) from Rebecca Danger's pattern.


This monster and her baby are in a box right now headed for Missoula, MT and a little girl's first birthday.

The other thing I'm doing is archiving my stash on Ravelry.  I was inspired by a Knit 'N Needle shoppe thread of people taking pictures of their stash.  I took one overall picture that looked like a bunch of plastic bags

 and then I started taking pictures in earnest.

Sock yarn from Needlework Unlimited in Minneapolis;
 
Manos del Uruguay kettle-dyed wool from Knit 'N Needle in Whitefish;

Noro Kureyon from Knit 'N Needle, I think;

Even more of the silk/mohair than I thought I had;

       Remember this Icelandic wool from Harris?  I think it may have come from Ram Wools.  And why won't it post right-side up?  Dagnabbit, contrary Blogger!
Of course, all that is only a smidgeon of what I have.  And then, since I know you'll be in ND, Nancy dear, why don't you take a picture of your stash for us to gloat over?  Because I find that I can gloat over someone else's stash.  I suppose you'll have a yarn stash and a fabric stash.  Which is bigger?
Oh - and if someone thinks you're wasting your time, just think how handy it would be for insurance purposes - because it's amazing how many dollars we crafters have stashed in our stashes!  It's like E and her stuffies. : )







8 comments:

Nancy said...

OMG as E would say. I once took pictures of my stashes. Ihave them all over and one picture would not be enough.

BTW I want that teal silk and mohair back...:-)

I might take a few pictures of the 45 boxes in their many hiding places and the drawers of yarn and the plastic 3 drawer rolling boxes of yarn and the plastic milk bottle holder of yarn, but goodness I will be embarrased. And then I would have to open each box and take a snap of the interior. AAUUGGHHH
Speaking of yarn a friend from the knitters days just joined my vintage sewing machine group. I haven't seen her since 1987 that I remember. Did you ever meet Cheryl Zylla?
N.

Nancy said...

Oh Mary Mary Mary,
You have sent me to Ravalry again and I am enthralled by the yarn search engine and the way you can look at people's stash. OHhhhhhHHHhhh NoooOOOooooOOOOOooooooo.....

Mary Drew said...

I can send you back the teal mohair/silk - but you have to have a project for it. I'm not going to send it back so it can sit in one of your boxes (are there really 45)?

Mary Drew said...

We should do a Ravelry for quilters. We would make a freakin' fortune.

Nancy said...

I started with a few photo's of my stash and ended up doing the boxes, drawers,bags and shelves first. No details. Then I did my books. That took forever. I did one of two of specific yarns - but that will take me weeks. Months. YIKES.

dawson said...

Wow!
I love Mary's pictures of her stash.
Quick Mary...make something with the teal silk and mohair!
J.

dawson said...

Oh,and I love the hat and the Monsters. And the purple mohair.
J.

Nancy said...

Jeni, That silk and mohair yarn came from Lee Wards in the 1980's and was on sale for $2 a skein. I bought many many skeins in many many colors and it is still beeeUteeful. Mary has some bits of it that I thought I could part with.

My friend Lois Cutter and I about bought out the store that day. (((sigh))) Ahhh the good ol' days.