Ravelry: Better Stashing

I doubt I’ll ever find a real need to catalog my knitting needles—I do 99 percent of my work on these Addi Click Lace interchangeables—but like most knitters, I could stand to be a bit better about tracking my stash.

I thought I’d done an admirable job purging yarn I was really never going to use during the great KonMari of 2015, but when I sat down to sift through the 6 full baskets of yarn that remained, there was still a surprising amount of mystery and scrap yarn.

However, I was happy to finally document properly a mountain of vintage Manos del Uruguay skeins my mother originally acquired some time in the late 1970s. Manos is the original kettle-dyed handspun Corriedale yarn (at least as far as my family is concerned), and these hanks are among my most treasured.

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Orange Mystery Manos

This is a skein left over from a sweater my mother made me in high school, which I wore all the way through college. (On the reverse side of the tag, the word “Sleeve” is written in my mother’s hand.)

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Fuschia Mystery Manos

Some of these pink beauties are very likely destined to become at least one or two more Pussyhats; if you’re familiar with the cooperative, communal, woman-owned origins of Manos yarns, this is possibly the most appropriate project I could have found for these skeins.

 

What hand-me-downs are in your stash? Do you have plans for them?

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