Twice before I have started but not completed Stash Sprint with Marie Greene; described as: “A 6-week stash discovery workshop – complete with stash management tools and resources for happier stash knitting.” I am not sure what interfered with my intentions on previous enrollments but I hope this blog post will create a sense of responsibility to you, the reader, to make this third time the charm.
You don’t make art out of good intentions.Gustave Flaubert
An early workshop assignment asks for a stash picture so that workshop participants can cheer on individual progress as organization takes hold. For purposes of this photo shoot and to honestly share what I have where with my fellow Stash Sprint specialists, I’ve pulled from two locations. No craft room for me – our house is just too small. The two 34 inch x 15 inch plastic bins on the left “hide” under the bed – yes, I know that is negative feng shui. Three containers (two woven wicker baskets and one hand thrown pottery pot) on the right are stashed (pun intended) behind my Ekornes Stressless recliner in the TV room where the majority of my knitting occurs. Ravelry records my stash as 106 different yarns, mostly single skeins but some in quantities of two-s or three-s. Enough of each for a hat or a cowl or hat & cowl set. The division (right now) is by weight so I can find what I need based on a pattern’s recommended weight but we will see what changes with Stash Sprint.