I don’t like sorting and organising myself any better than most people but the time has come to grab the bull by the horns. My office has been accumulating yarn, samples and paper since I started designing and I’m about to be buried under the mountain. I didn’t realise quite how bad I was as keep stuff ‘just in case’. It would appear that I’ve got the yarn remains of EVERY item I’ve designed since I began.
I’ve started by pulling the boxes of yarn into the hall and while I’m doing that my husband is in the office clearing rubbish and reorganising the furniture. It’s a big space but very badly used with several corners that are effectively inaccessible by me due to the furniture placement.
This is the selection of partially used skeins, some with ball bands but a lot without. I think tomorrow I’ll divide this into colour blocks and willing parties can request what they want!
Especially as a designer it is so hard to get rid of yarn. What if inspiration hits and you need THAT yarn? Although as I’m discovering, in reality if a yarn has been buried in your stash for a couple of years it is pretty unlikely you’ll dig it out to use.
So I’ve been posting to twitter with the yarn that’s coming out of my stash. Here is some of it; if something interested you just leave a comment and make an offer :-)
First is a huge 250g skein of Cascade Eco + that I use to make Vivido.
3 skeins of lovely Cascade Sierra:
2 packs of alpaca yarn direct from Peru; 2 skeins are a fingering weight alpaca/acrylic blend and the other 8 skeins (4 complete and 4 partial) are 100% alpaca in a dk weight.
And finally…definitely not for sale, the super sweet Lizzie decided that she needed to help out as well :-)
This renovation of my office is very necessary – I’ve got lots of big new plans and they’re not going to happen in a cluttered space!