December 19, 2007

That’s no ordinary stash!

Posted in Journal, Purls of Wisdom tagged , , , , , , , , at 1:08 am by Jenn

Today I spent some time logging my yarn stash on Ravelry.  I didn’t realize I had so much yarn, 20 skeins.  I need to get busy.  I have one shawl that I plan to knit after my Poncho, and a pair of fingerless mittens, other than that, I have no immediate plans for the rest (note to self – log undyed yarn and poncho yarn – bringing stash total to 29 skeins).  29 skeins of yarn.  That got me thinking.  I wonder how many other people have.  SO, I started digging around and this is what I found “The World’s Biggest Stash“.  So what do you think?  She wouldn’t even miss 29 skeins.  That is unbelievable.  I’m definitely ordering my cashmere for my neck-warmer – now I don’t feel guilty.  As long as I don’t go over my two allotted totes I’m fine (note to self – add yarn that you have stashed in closet – bringing total to 40).  Ok, I know what you are thinking and those 11 skeins are dedicated to a Christmas project.  If you read my blog regularly you know that my project is on hold due to a needle foo-pah.  LOL.  Not LOL about the needles, LOL about the 11 more skeins. 

Well tomorrow’s the day.  You guessed it!  MAIL DAY!  I’m hoping my new needles are in there so that I can get busy on this Christmas thing otherwise it’s not going to be finished.  I wish I had the luxury of just running right out to my LYS, but here in Belarus we don’t have that luxury.  We have a lot of LYS’ but there are several things standing in my way….#1, language barrier.  I don’t know how to say #10 circular needles – in Russian.  #2, I don’t have the patience to walk to 5 different shops trying to locate these needles.  #3 The yarn shops are as big as a bathroom stall with the shop clerk, 2 or 3 бабушки and a bunch of yarn.  #4,5&6 It’s cold, the people are rude and I’m already about 13 minutes a day of sun shy of a nervous breakdown – I need my sunshine!  There were 7h 24m 53s of daylight today.  Daylight, not sunshine.  December 22nd is the shortest day, 7h 23m 59s.  After that, we are on the upswing. 

Other things I’m hoping for in tomorrow’s mail….Christmas Yarn Exchange package, special goodies for my Silver/Grey swap partner, and my long down coat .

Oh and my #1 thing I’m waiting for, one of the new John Luskey CD!  If you like country music, you’ll love John.  I miss the live shows.  John, are you up for a gig in Belarus?  I’m sure we can make it happen.



  1. Heather said,

    HOLY shit, that lady has a lot of yarn. She could open up a stash. I think I need to become friends with her, and get on the “will” for when she’s gone – she’ll bequeath a lot of that to her friends, yes? Wouldn’t you like to have HER for a MIL?????

    Oh, and I really like how you went from 20 skeins to 40 in a FLASH!


  2. Mom said,

    And now you are hiding yarn???That doesn’t sound good.

  3. sjsmart said,

    Not really hiding…just keeping it secret. It’s for a Christmas gift so it really doesn’t count does it?

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