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Okay, that's not quite true but I was going through my stash and going, "WHY did I buy this?? WHY?" -- well, actually, I know why I bought it. Heck, I remember each and every purchase I made and why I made it. Unfortunately, each ball of yarn that I have is essentially a project that did not work out. Oooh, Trellis Ribbon yarn will make a great scarf, right??

No. No it won't. Or at least, it won't on my needles.

I have a bunch of yarn that's gross, disgusting, just bits of some color, acryllic stuff that I won't knit anymore, 1/2 a skein of sock yarn, etc. I look at all of this and I go, "ARGH what was I thinking?!?" However, the minute I think about destashing in some form or another, my brain starts to seize up, "What? Get rid of my yarn?!? Never!! It's mine! It could be useful someday!!"

Which, of course, is not a particularly healthy way to think about yarn. Especially since I'll have to be lugging it across country with me. Especially since some of it is Fun Fur. What's wrong with me that I can't part with FUN FUR?!?!

You know, the whole "It could be useful someday!" thing -- that's never happened. I've never once looked at a pattern and gone, "Oooh, I have the perfect yarn for that." Oooh no. No no no no no. Not once. Every time I decide to try a new pattern, I wander through my stash, get somewhat disgruntled (especially at the Fun Fur) and then make a mad-dash to the yarn store.

The only thing that helps me through this is the knowledge is that pretty much every knitter I know is just like me. :) It's an addiction, you know. Mmmm, sweet sweet addiction. Sweet yarn, how I love you so. Just not my yarn. I don't want my yarn. Oooh no. I want the yarn that's not yet my yarn.

I'm so fickle. :)
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From:campagnella
Date:December 19th, 2006 09:47 pm (UTC)
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Fun Fur yarn is great to crochet up into little animals!

I made a duck last year.

I can't imagine getting RID of yarn.... trading yarn... I could see doing that... you could sponsor a yarn trade, but it wouldn't reduce the amount of yarn you had....
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From:sskipstress
Date:December 20th, 2006 12:31 am (UTC)
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I had some of that laddery ribbon yarn because it looks so cool. Until I start knitting with it. I fixed that problem by knitting it together with a strand of way-too-fuzzy mohair that I won at Ice Dragon a few years ago. Both yarns kinda sucks, but together, they made a lovely scarf for my cousin in Austria.
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From:jillzz
Date:December 20th, 2006 02:36 am (UTC)
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You can always make a new year's resolution to knit from stash exclusively for x number of months! Check out Wendy knits for her 'rules' that are customisable!
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From:crwilley
Date:December 20th, 2006 02:00 pm (UTC)
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I feel your pain. I'm going through that with a stash of embroidery floss. "It's an off brand! It smells like cigarette smoke! If you go to JoAnn instead of the LNS, floss is cheaper than paper! Half of it is variegated colors you'll never use!" "But...but...but...FLOSS!"

As noted previously, elementary school art teachers love craft supplies, and can probably find a good use for that 20 yards of ugly acrylic stuff. Think of the children!

...and looking at my own yarn stash, I find myself wondering if anyone I know really needs a hat or a small afghan in shades of brown acrylic. My sister gave me all the yarn she had left over from a latch-hook she did of my mom's (brown) cat...
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From:heike
Date:December 20th, 2006 06:03 pm (UTC)
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I have a gentle, nurturing place available for the rehoming of yarn. ;)
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