It is no secret that I love yarn. I have since I first learn to knit, and since then my stash has been growing at an unbelievable rate. I have been knitting for almost 10 years now, and my stash acquisition is immense. I could easily continue knitting at my current rate and not need to buy anything for a good few years.
It must have been divine intervention then for me to come across the Bash The Stash 2015 forum thread over on the British Banter Ravelry group. The challenge is simply to reduce your stash during 2015, and there are three categories:
Cold Sheep – Not buying yarn except if there is something you need to finish a project/attending a knitting festival
Lukewarm Llama – Trying to knit more than you buy
Frozen Shoulder of Lamb – No new yarn will enter the house!!
I have chosen to go Cold Sheep as I already have plans to attend two knitting festivals this year, and it would be a shame to go all of that way and then not buy anything! So far I have done really well and not purchased anything, despite seeing some very tempting bargains.
I have even begun allocating some of the yarn in my stash to specific projects so that I can begin to knit them as soon as I want to without having to worry about matching yarns to patterns or not knowing that I already have the perfect yarn in my stash.
The hashtag #bashthestash2015 is being used on Ravelry and Instagram for those that want to take part, and I have even been extra nerdy and developed a spreadsheet for myself.
What is your stash like?