Stash….an uncontrollable life force living in my home

Yes, that’s exactly how I’d describe my stash. It started as one ball of wool and now consists of nearly a room full of wool. I don’t remember how this happened so I can only surmise that it grew of its own accord.

I don’t take any blame for this….I blame the internet which has enabled me to sit at my computer in my PJs and leisurely click on the ‘Add to Cart’ button. I didn’t realise how much damage this could do! A few years ago I would have had to get dressed and actually drive to a shop to purchase yarn. Although it wouldn’t have been the simply scrumptious yarns I can buy ‘at the click of a mouse button’.

Do you know how many yarn shops there are online? There are heaps in Australia but even more around the world…..although at this stage I’ve only purchased from within Australia. Even in Brisbane I can purchase online from Yay for Yarn, Yarn Glorious Yarn, Tangled Yarns, Threads and More and then there’s K2tog in Albury. They can run but they can’t hide…..I will discover them!

And then of course there’s ebay.com.au and quicksales.com.au. My my my….how often have I purchased yarn from all the various sellers. I’ve had my eye on some sock yarn but at $55 I’ve had to control myself as even this seems a bit extreme. This will probably give you an idea of how much yarn I’ve purchased in the last year…nearly every morning as I walk to work my local Australia Post parcel driver waves to me from his van as he passes me. That’s how well he knows me. And then there’s the number of books I purchase from The Book Depository and Fishpond.com. I am an online store’s dream customer don’t you think? And here’s one more pic of my stash. By the way, don’t get any ideas of crashing the night at my place because there’s no room in my spare room for you!

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5 thoughts on “Stash….an uncontrollable life force living in my home

  1. OOOhhhh thanks so much for your response. I am honoured 🙂 Trust me you could easily knit some of my socks. I only learnt to knit socks in August this year…..went to a three week workshop (1 Saturday each week) and learnt to knit the Basic Sock pattern from the Lion Brand Yarn website. I then trawlled Ravelry for some easy patterns and came up with the ones I subsequently used. The 3 x 1 ribbed sock is particularly easy as the next step from a basic sock. I will be featuring it soon in my blog as I’ve worked backwards from pair # 12, however you can view all my socks on my Ravelry page. I have since knitted pairs # 13 and 14. I will be taking a rest from knitting socks for a few weeks to knit some Christmas decorations which I’ll feature on my blog and also on my Ravelry page.

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  2. Oh dear me! Mine is like this too but not so organized. At present, it is all in the attic where it went a year ago when we started renovating the house to make it disabled friendly. Now I find ti very hard to get at. My husband, not a knitter, didn’t think about that part!

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