I did it. I moved the stash. I did it yesterday while I was at my apartment alone. No smart aleck comments from Anthony that way. :) I didn’t take the time to really go through it, but there were a few things I couldn’t help noticing.
1) My stash has grown. This is no big surprise because I have most definitely added quite a bit the last few weeks. More details on that later. I can say that in the last year my stash has only grown with higher quality yarn than what was in it before.
2) There is a lot of crap yarn. In the past year I have managed to become somewhat of a fiber snob. Not to much, just a little bit. I still like to use blended yarns, and as long as they feel good, they are fair game. However, I have a lot of regular cheap acrylic. I’m not really sure what to do with it. I tell myself that I’ll make hats and such to donate, but I would end up knitting hats for a few years to use up the amount of acrylic I have.
Every time I see a pattern, I can’t imagine making it out of the acrylic yarn I have so I end up buying more. The wool flys out of the stash, and meanwhile the acrylic sits making it look like a have a ton to get through. Have you had a large acrylic stash to get through? How did you get through it? I need some advice. Should I just let it go? Sell it in the upcoming garage sale? Donate the yarn to people who will actually knit it up? Help!