Threadbare and stash

Ever wondered what the word threadbare really means? This is it:

There are no holes in my socks, but this pair is more than ratty. You know that I'm working on providing my dad with all hand knit socks and in my stash I still have 4,5 skeins of sock yarn for that purpose, but I don't have any sock yarn for myself at all. And since I went a little overboard when I was home for Christmas shopping for yarn in my favourite LYS, I will not be getting any new yarn until I have knitted up almost all that I currently have stashed away.  

Since we came home from Christmas my stash has lived in a plastic bag next to my square knitting basket under the diningtable/my studyspace. Ah yes, the joys of small dwellings. For some time now I have wanted to show off my yarn a little more. I used to have a small cabinet with a glass door that would hold it before my man moved in and I miss being able to see my yarn. 

Then all of a sudden my eyes focused on this:

 I did a little magic switching and the shelf now looks like this:

And while I would be proud if it was the case, that glass does not contain my entire stash! However, the remaining stash is now placed in project bags in the afore mentioned knitting basket. This makes the basket positively overflowing, but it is better than before.
The yarns in the glass are the yarns I am currently using. The Arwetta is for my dad's socks, the purple is cotton for some cotton pads that I'm crocheting and the final yarn is linen and in the process of being turned into an Insouciant.


  1. Wow. I aspire to have less. So I am doing a yard sale here tomorrow afternoon. getting rid of all the baby clothes Alex has grown out of, all the cloth diapers from the inventory that I had from my store, books that I have read and don´t want to keep, and so much more! I´m so proud of how much I am letting go of tomorrow.

  2. I hope you get it all out of your house! and earn a little while at it ;)