My yarn stash is in such a state! I have basically 4 or 5 plastic totes plus a couple of smaller plastic containers full of yarn (my stash documentation got stalled during all my swap issues so I never did get it all that organized), to which I just add a layer of yarn when I get more. I have been very good lately, though, and not bought yarn since April, I don’t think. The last time I bought yarn it was for my SP10 and I bought a skein of Pastaza that was on sale for myself (I can’t say no to my favorite yarn, even though it was a weird color of green). I was just realizing recently that I haven’t bought yarn in awhile, after a few gluttonous times this winter.
I’ve been working on many of my shawl/scarf projects that I didn’t finish in time to give as teacher gifts, and as it was my friend C.Lo’s birthday last week, I had hoped to finish the Pachuco cotton shawl for her by her birthday (have I mentioned she is 6 feet tall, and you’re supposed to make shawls the width of the owner’s height 😉 ?) but I sort of lost it/got distracted by my Schachenmayr Catania scarf until earlier this week. I am on my 4th ball of Pachuco cotton (I think) and I was pretty sure I had had more, as I usually buy yarn in 700 yard increments, but I couldn’t find it.
Today I needed to attack my yarn stash to find any further balls, and I was so disgusted with myself! I have some really nice yarn that is falling out of the skein and not as gorgeous as it was when I bought it and just because I’m not storing it nicely enough. I’ve made some alterations to the storage, but not anywhere near enough. BR keeps suggesting we get California Closets done so I’ll definitely have to move it around to clean out the closet when that happens.
I did find three more balls of Pachuco cotton, so I’m still hard at work on my shawl, and some of my precious yarn is still in good condition, I’m happy to say. I’m embarrassed to say that as a librarian I should be even more ashamed that my “collection” is in such a state.