I keep hearing of how you can download your stash from Ravelry and then calculate how many miles you have in yarn.
I have yarn shame.
About a month ago I updated my Ravelry Stash with new purchases from the past few years. In my defense, I really haven’t bought yarn in a long while.
Last year I spent about a hundred bucks on Cyber Monday over at Knit Picks. I picked up a few cotton cones here and there and some sparkly red holiday yarn.
This year I haven’t bought yarn at all. The year before was the same as last year. Just a few small purchases.
I accrued my stash in my first few years of knitting. I didn’t start until 2006. I know this date because it was the year my son was born. The same year I swore I’d finally teach myself to knit.
I joined a knitting group and somehow their bad behavior in buying yarn must have rubbed off. Whenever one decided to destash I was all over that pile like a knitter at a 99% off LYS sale.
So I downloaded the spreadsheet. There are total yard/meter columns and remaining yard/meter columns. I noticed that for 13 skeins I have no yardage input. They all say “unknown synthetic” so I let it be.
I cannot believe I’m sharing this. I will justify and say that more than half is acrylic.
I have 37,210.4 yards of yarn. When you convert this to miles (cringe) you get 21.142045 miles.
I have no huge urge to destash. I also have no urge to knit through my stash. I quit knitting for several years and I’ve dragged the yarn behind me like an ugly stepchild. I just didn’t have the time. I didn’t have the space.
This blog represents my journey into knitting…again.
I like having yarn sitting around just waiting for inspiration. Doesn’t mean I’m going to buy pretties just cause. I’m not a newbie to this, I’ve been there done that.
This time around I want to concentrate on finishing what I started. This is my goal.
I have several things on the needles and I will finish them all!