Do any of you take an inventory of your yarn or fiber stash? I’ve made a half-heart attempt on a few occasions but never really seemed to finish after becoming overwhelmed at the shear mass of my stash! I have no doubt that there are plenty of people who have much more in the way of yarn and fiber than I do and who manage to go through it in fairly short order. My aim is to get through all of the commercial yarns and focus on creating and using hand-spun in place of commercial yarn.
I’m back in the groove of wanting to finish existing knitting projects having just finished the cotton hand towel that I started a year ago. As I wade through the WIP and UFOs in my stash I am looking at specific yarns and trying to decide on future projects for those yarns. And make notes! I have a lousy memory if I don’t write things down. One of the best ways to keep track is what I am doing right now, i.e. blogging! It’s so easy to go back and look over past posts and remind myself what I had planned but it would be even better to start a future project page using my One Note program on the laptop.
I’ve made project pages, sort of, for a few knitting projects using One Note as I cast on, noting yarn, gauge, pattern and so forth. I could easily take some photos of yarn and pick patterns and start future project pages with One Note. I could also start a photo inventory of all my yarn and fiber.
I’ve got a good place to work and a tripod for the camera. I could lower the small work table in my studio to make it easier to photograph yarn and fiber or I could move the skein winder and swift from the other table and use that instead.
This table is adjustable and can be lowered. There is plenty of good light in this room. All those bags and bins of yarn and fiber need to be inventoried and photographed so I remember what I have to work with before I think about ordering more.
This table could be cleared to use for taking photos with the camera on the tripod and leave the other table adjusted the way it is now.
There is plenty to do and I could manage some deep cleaning as well. It’s time to take stuff off the wire shelves and give them a good wipe down and I’m sure the dust bunnies are breeding under the shelving units, tables and loom. As usual I have no excuse to be bored.