Yesterday, I was teaching my class of middle schoolers, and I was describing an increase, “now you do a yarn over,” when one student piped up… “A yarn over? Is that, like, when you knit too much the night before? Like, oh, man, I’ve got such a yarn over!”

In other news, I’m contemplating reorganizing my stash. Like Robyn, I’ve been doing lots of swatching for book projects, and I’ve decided it would be useful if my yarn were organized by weight. Right now, it’s by fiber content. I have kind of a wierd stash. It’s more like a collection. With the exception of the yarn I use for teaching, I don’t have large quantities of any one yarn. I have a ball of this and a ball fo that. I keep it on hand so I know what it’s like and I can swatch with it if I’m considering using it in a project. And, when I’m designing, I often think about the weight of the yarn before the fiber content so I’m hoping this re-org will be helpful. (It should also give me the opportunity to de-stash a little. There must be some balls in there I just don’t need. Like maybe my collection of various types of twine. Then again, I love knitting and crocheting with stuff from the hardware store, so those may be hard to part with. I may need to take a trip to the container store. Dont’ you think more bins would help? That always helps. me. procrastinate. starting.

A Yarn Over

5 thoughts on “A Yarn Over

  • February 1, 2007 at 12:19 pm

    No buying more bins just makes me think I will have more room and not part with anything-it’s a vicious circle.

  • February 1, 2007 at 12:20 pm

    BTW, your profile lists you as age 250-must be the vegetarian stuff.

  • February 1, 2007 at 6:09 pm

    I like the bins. I try to keep a small stash and only buy yarns I plan to use within a couple months. So, this storage thing my mom got me does the job: I like how you can pull out the bin and bring it around the house, and then put it back and it looks good no matter what. Organization is important, but for me, so is the overall aesthetic.

  • February 2, 2007 at 7:29 am

    I think I would have peed in my pants laughing if one of my students came up with that! That’s too cute!

  • February 3, 2007 at 2:54 am

    I definately have a “yarn-over”!

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