4/01/2006

I'm Flashin' My Stash!! Woohoo!!!

This is the Wall 'o Wool. All 2 large, 3 tall and 27 medium bins of it! I love my stash. I have some stinkin good yarn in there. Most is designated to specific projects. There are a couple of bins without a project in mind (top shelf, right corner) but I am in no rush. The plastic bins are both practical (we have mice) and the A-type need to be organized personality trait (besides I love to see my yarn and I don't care who sees it in my house).

This is the side counter semi wall 'o wool. Not as impressive as the big wall but no less loved. The big bin on the top left hand side has all my sock yarn in it. All 118 skeins (enough to make 60 odd pairs of socks). There is some seriously good wool in those bins. Another semi huge area of wool. The bins at the bottom are actually double what you see; six in front and six in back, plus one on the side at the back (behind the two styrofoam heads suffocating in the lantern moon bags). Two bins on top. In the plastic bags are wool from She Ewe Knits (Jamieson's wool) for two different sweaters and Ozeyarn (Jo Sharp) for a sweater and coat. I have detailed this wool is another post so I didn't drag them out for photos. In fact I didn't pull all the wool out for the yarn porn shots. Just some of my favourites...... Noro Iro - lots and lots. Also have Iro in black, golds and grey. Bin on the top is Dalegarn Heilo - due for a Fairisle for Nick in African Colours. I did start it and then ripped it out because my tension wasn't quite right. Will knit it again soon before he gets too big for the sweater.

Bin on the bottom is Debbie Bliss Merino DK - this is for the Prairie Jacket (for my mom). Love the colours, love the feel of the yarn. Bin on the top - Rowan Yorkshire Tweed DK and a bit of Jo Sharp Aran Tweed for the borders and flowers for my Flower Power Patchwork Blanket.

Bin on the bottom - two skeins of Alchemy Silk for a scarf, six skeins of Royal Alpaca for a scarf, hat and mitts for Ed and 3 skeins of wool for Felted Moo Slippers by Lucy Neatby.

Bin on the left - Mission Falls Cotton for the Bloomfield Vest. Underneath is more Mission Falls.

Bin on the right - Mission Falls 1824 Wool.

Bin on the left - Noro Silk Blossom for the Entrelac Shawl. I love this colour! Bin on the right - tons and tons of Noro Kureyon in about 4 different colourways. Plan to use for mitts, hats and whatever I can get myself into trouble with! Bin on the left - 2 skeins of Prism Stuff in Sagebrush. Planning to use to make two scarves from. A bunch of Phildar Florin for a sweater for Ed.

Bin on the right - 12 skeins of Ecoknit Organic Cotton (Falling Leaves Shawl), 10 skeins of Jaegar Silk in a gorgeous gold colour (Savoy), and wool for the Doublemossa from Schoolhouse Press. There are a couple of rogue skeins for a chemo cap. Bin on the left Jaegar Matchmaker Merino gathered cunningly from England and the United States for the Short Rows Pullover from Loop d Loop (after the yarn was discontinued - what a coup!).

Bin on the right Jo Sharp 8 Ply DK Wool for a couple of kids sweaters from her Heartland book. Bin on the left wool for Hanne Falkenberg's Mermaid 2 and Naturally Tussock 14 Ply Chunky for a felted Entrelac Knapsack.

Bin on the right there is Garnstudio Bromull Lin and Rowan Calmer (kind of hiding in there) both for sweaters from Sally Melville's Knit book. There is Mission Falls 1824 Cotton for a baby sweater and hat.

In this bin we have Handmaiden Sea Silk, Aran Silky Merino from Sundara (the colour is Stormy and it is marvelous), as well as a bunch of Lana Grotto Ontario in a dark green. You can't see them but there are some skeins of Art Yarns Merino in there as well. This is the sock stash. Sorry it is not more artistically presented; I was tired and my original idea wasn't possible today. It is one whopping big mess of yarn (and I apologize to the yarn for not giving it it's due - such a reckless use of fucking good yarn - the nerve!).

In there we have (in no particular order) Regia wide stripe, Regia Self Striping, Regia Solid, Opal, Fleece Artist, Lorna's Laces, Jawoll, Baby Ull, Koigu, Debbie Bliss, RYC Cashsoft, Sundara Sock Yarn, Trekking XXL, Socks that Rock,........ Above is the bin where it is usually stored (much more neatly mind you). Below are more pictures of the stash all in a tangled mess. So I didn't post all of my stash in individual photos but you get the idea. Have a great weekend!

67 comments:

Rebecca said...

*thud* [the sound of my jaw hitting the floor]

All that gorgeous Noro! I think I'm a little bit jealous! :-)

V-Ron said...

goodness! can i come over? haha i'm embarrassed to flash my stash after seeing yours... then again, i've only been knitting a bit more than a year. thanks for sharing!

Rhonda said...

Now THAT's one SERIOUS stash, girl! Mine isn't even one half of that BEAUTIFUL quality of yarnage. Wow, am I envious ... even tho I know I've had only 1 year to accumulate beyond the acrylic crafting batch. Maybe next year, I'll do better!!

Jeanne said...

I'm speechless....what am amazing stash. I can't believe how much beautiful yarn you have - I'm completely jealous. I thought I had a lot, but I think I have 1/4 of what you have! Makes me want to go out to the yarn store today and buy a couple more projects worth of yarn!

Hope you are feeling better!

amanda said...

Amazing. It is all wonderful, high quality stuff! Enjoy it and btw, I'll be there Monday at 10ish for a little shopping :O)

VivaPia said...

Wops! I knew that my stash is small, but yours, yours is like an inferno of wool! Is it healthy? How big is your house? Are your family ok? ;)

VivaPia said...

Wops! I knew that my stash is small, but yours, yours is like an inferno of wool! Is it healthy? How big is your house? Are your family ok? ;)

VivaPia said...

Wops! I knew that my stash is small, but yours, yours is like an inferno of wool! Is it healthy? How big is your house? Are your family ok? ;)

VivaPia said...

Wops! I knew that my stash is small, but yours, yours is like an inferno of wool! Is it healthy? How big is your house? Are your family ok? ;)

Abigail 1870 pearl said...

You have a lot of nerve taunting those poor, poor, mice.

Next time I need wool, I'm going shopping at your house:)

Lorraine The Knitting Hammy said...

Oh my! More people running their underwear up a flagpole- but I'm really having stash envy here. Cynthia- so beautiful and organized- and I seriously covet some of that wonderful Kureyon- makes me look like an amateur!

canknitian said...

"Fucking good yarn" indeed. Holy crap!

I am in awe of both your organization and your stash. If I flash mine, it won't be 1% as awesome as yours.

Seeing your stash made my day! Someday, maybe I'll have a stash like that! Of course, by then you'll have 100% more!

Allegra said...

Holy Stash Man!!!!!!!!! It's awesome! I love your Kureyon colors!

Samantha said...

Your stash is awesome!!

Julia said...

Honey, you seriously belong in this club!;-)
WOW! Your STASH! THE WALL OF WOOL! Incredible!
Oh, and am I ever dooling over all that Noro:-)

Anna said...

That's an incredible stash! I wimped out and just flashed the sock yarn. You have great courage. ;) And wonderful organization!!!

shoofly said...

wow! can i move in with you?

Katie said...

As they say around here...great day in the morning! Are you sure you don't live in a yarn store? Not just your sock stash, but your stash in general is amazing. I could just sit right down on your deck and start knitting happily. For months. No, years!

JennyRaye said...

Major yarn envy here--you, Chris, and Cara have gotten me doing some serious coveting!!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :o) I'm so new to yarn collecting--just 5 months of serious work, so give me a little time, I'll catch up!

Abigail 1870 pearl said...

Congratulations, you have been nomintaed for the most organized flash your sock yarn stash contest:0)

JessaLu said...

*speechless*

Kelly said...

Wow girl you could open up your own yarn shop!

Stuntmother said...

This is so beautiful. Just beautiful. And if you stop by later you can get a peek at mine (though it's not there yet). Don't you just want to roll around in the lovely yarn?

Stefanie said...

wow you have a beautiful collection of yarn!! and very nicely organized! I wish i had your desire for such organization. hope you are having a good day!

Lynne said...

You do Good Stash! What a lovely collection! And hooray, someone who has more sock yarn than me by a lot! Hope the FM behaves itself and I'll be interested to see what your Rockin Socks look like - mine are nice but umm not really my colours.

purrl said...

Holy cats. Nice stash!

Marji said...

lovely lovely yarn, Thanks for flashing!

ginger said...

I love your stash, so nice. Thanks for the flash, I am loving this.

Tawana said...

Man you have an impressive stash! Wow! I just love the organization. If only I could be that organized.

dawn said...

Lovely stash, and so well organised. I thought mine was pretty organised but I see an expert at work here. I used to keep lists of the yarns (and yardages) on each box, but gave that one up.

Allegra said...

What to do with your beautiful Kureyon? If you have enough, you could try the awesome Noro Shrug I am doing. It's in Noro Book 18, but don't be confused, the pic of the shrug is close to non-existant. But the pattern's in there.

Mia said...

Now, you are way too organized with your stash. The only thing organized aobut mine is my sock yarn. And we will not even talk about the fabric stash...

Gingersnaps with Tea... said...

Good God Woman!! My ENTIRE stash fits in a single 4 teired wire mesh basket unit (and I use the top 2 baskets for sheets). Your Sock yarn alone is to die for! I am envious.

HPNY Knits said...

Incredible! I love your stuff, it so happens I have some similar stuff.
But they keep coming! Lush colors!!! Very delicious.
:-)

Melissa said...

I love your stash. Really, I love it. I think you have more yarn that any store I've ever shopped in. I aspire to be as stash effluent as you are!

trek said...

Amazing.

My Stash Flash

Pat K said...

I'm soooo dizzy, I could fall into a pile of yarn. At your house, it would be a soft landing. Amazing stash.

Anny said...

Okay. I'll admit it. I have total stash envy!

And being a type A myself, the fact that it is so deliberately and methodically organised makes it all the more enticing ;0)

Seriously, Cynthia, I will dream of your stash often in the weeks and months to come. It's my new *happy place*. LOL!!!

Wendy DG said...

You have FABULOUS yarn. It's so well organized, too.

Kate, the Odd Ball Knitter said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you. Your stash just shut my husband up!

Emily said...

You are my hero.

Dipsy D. said...

Oh my God, what an amazing stash! My stash turned away red with shame seeing this ;) That's yarn enough for 8 lifetimes, isn't it?

Amelia said...

Beautiful. Thank you for sharing.

Tina said...

Wow! You certainly have a lot of lovely yarn! And I love the plastic containers, if I didn't spend all my money on yarn, I'd definately buy a bunch of them to organize my stash.

Mary said...

Beautiful stash and so well organised!

Rhonda said...

I had to come back and get a second look. When I get to the opened boxes, I nearly pass out from the blood rushing to my eyeballs. Whoa, what luscious yarn! I want to go play at your house!!

jackie said...

She with the most yarn wins!

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Karen said...

Wow. This is probably the most amazing stash I have seen yet. Really awesome!

Emily said...

Wow, that is a LOT of yarn! I'm so very jealous of your Noro stash (and all those lovely tupperware containers - so neat and tidy! I have cardboard boxes (for shame))...

kelli ann said...

holy cow, indeed. now that's more than a stash-- that's the economy of a small south american country! nice organization. wouldyou give me lessons? ;-)

Cookie said...

Love it love it love it! The organization is awesome. And the yarn is beautiful!

Musicknitter said...

I knew mine was small, but I suddenly feel very inadequate...

Pink One said...

Oh my God Girlfriend,

You have more stash than some yarn stores have for sale. You do realize that you must do something with all of it before you die ..... and at the rate you buy you will be here forever.
Hurray I'll have a friend to knit with forever!

Dawn aka Pink One!

Miss Scarlett said...

Oh my GOD!
Seriously stunning. I am not sure which is impressing me more - the quality of your stash or your level of organization.
Yesterday I briefly thought of purchasing some see through bins to store my yarn in...

Debstmomy said...

Holy Moly...that is ALOT of yarn. You could open a store!!!

Allena said...

thanks for stopping by my blog i'm sure you're going to be a bit more busy than I am with the knitting. i'm in love with how you've organized everything.. wanna come do mine??? lol i am loving the natural and brown colored yarn you flashed! beautiful!

Rhonda said...

I'm speechless!

Jenn said...

That's insane! I was just never ended. LOL, You could almost open up your own yarn store.

Elizabeth said...

I have never seen so much stash in my life!
If you ever need a stash-o-ectomy, or yarn/purge sale let me know. Oh and nice bin organization.

Adrian said...

Oh, you have tons of really really nice yarn. It makes me want to SHOP!

Cara said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!!!!!!

Zee said...

I'm speechless... and drooling at the same time.

BEAUTIFUL!

stephanie said...

I am in complete and utter awe at how organized your stash is. Vive la stash!!

kimberly said...

When are you heading out of town and could you leave me the keys?? I would die to have a stash like that! I love it and you should be proud. I think that would take up my entire little apartment here in Berlin, Germany so I wouldn't be able to have so much myself, I'll just live through you. So where did you say you leave the spare key when you're out? *wink*

zib said...

lordy! I'm still working thru the FYS list. Mamamia! What organization you have there and an awe inspiring fantabulous stash to boot. Thank you, really, thank you for Flashing Along.

Monica said...

Wow wow wow. This is the first stash I've seen that made me dizzy and is probably bigger than my own. Beautiful stuff!