I was on vacation the week before last and I finally started cleaning out my craft room. I was ruthless and went through all (well almost - sock yarn still needs to be done) of my yarn. I tried to be realistic and realize I was getting into SABLE status (Stash Acquired Beyond Life Expectancy) which leads to the question - what in the world am I going to DO with all of this yarn????
(Sorry no before pictures of the stash - it was too unruly to pose)
Luckily for me one of my online friends is a much more prolific knitter than I am and does a great deal more knitting for charity than I do as well. I aspire to knit for charity the way that she does but alas I am not there yet.
Anyway, I sorted the wild and unruly stash into four categories: 1) stuff to use to knit for ME, 2) stuff to use to knit for gifts and/or charity 3) stuff to go live with Ann and 4) stuff to give to the St. Vincent DePaul society for resale (most of this is partial balls - enough to do some small things with or for kids crafts).
This is the yarn that is going to St. Vincent DePaul - yes that is five bags of yarn.
Now this is why we don't want to startle Ann - she knows that I am sending her some yarn but she has no idea HOW MUCH yarn......
This is what it looks like looking into the packed box.
Now for reference this is the box next to the foot stool (according to the box itself and the lovely lady at the post office who had to measure the box because of it's ginormous size it's about 20 inches high)
As a side note, please please PLEASE someone remind me the next time I decide to mail a package the last weekened for Chrismoose mailing. The line was literally half an hour long. Luckily there were several nice people in line with me and we had a nice time chatting. Plus I got in some nice knitting time on the purse sock.
You might very well be asking yourself at this point "Gee I wonder if Mary has any yarn left for herself at this point?" Don't fret about that .... this is the no longer unruly stash.
I think casa mary will be OK in the yarn department for a little while.