Okay fellow crocheters and knitters, this is an important public service announcement that may directly affect you. Do you find yourself pacing yarn store aisles on a regular basis, despite having baskets, or bags, or drawers full of yarn that is dying of loneliness? Do you purchase an extra skein of yarn just in case you need a little extra, and yet that solitary skein just gets tucked away? Is your Yarn Stash beginning to take up more space in your home than your shoes, or your clothing, or your car?
Well, this is an intervention: You may have the beginnings of a Yarn Hoarding Problem. I’ll admit that I do have a bit of a stash collected in my little craft corner, and I’ve decided to do something about it. In fact, I received quite the treasure this past fall: A box of miscellaneous yarn from my step-mom, that seemed like the perfect addition to my stash. But instead of doing something with it, I just let it sit, and sit, and sit.
So folks, I am beginning The Yarn Stash Project, and am challenging myself to create one new project each week by using yarn from my box of goodies. If it’s a worthy item, I’ll also be posting it to my Etsy Shop, but if it’s a fail, I’ll be sure to tell you all about it, too. And to my fellow yarn hoarders? JOIN ME! Use the Be e-Social page to find ways to connect, especially by posting on Tugboat Yarning’s Facebook Page, and use Instagram by tagging (@tugboaty yarning) and using those oh so fun hashtags (#yarnstashproject2013, #yarnhoarderprevention) to show us all your projects. Work on making something new with those lonely skeins of yarn. If you were a skein of yarn, wouldn’t you want to have a fulfilled life, parading around as a scarf, amigurumi figure, or child’s beanie? Come, let us put or hands to good use to bring life to our boxes of yarn.
Wading through my stash,