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hydeemarie
01-12-2007, 01:20 PM
Well my brother and I are switching rooms so my step-sister and I can share the bigger room. She was moving my knitting while I was gone and she called me to tell me that she was disgusted by the amount of YARN that I have! I was so offended... she doesn't knit so she just does not understand what yarn does to a knitter!! :!!!: :grrr: :pout: :-x

Stiney
01-12-2007, 01:21 PM
If she's so disgusted by it, tell her not to look at it! :!!!:

CarmenIbanez
01-12-2007, 01:24 PM
Tell her she needs to watch what she says about the yarn. It makes the needles angry.

bip
01-12-2007, 01:25 PM
Tell her you have to have that much to cover up your illegal drugs and pornography collection!

CarmenIbanez
01-12-2007, 01:29 PM
Tell her you have to have that much to cover up your illegal drugs and pornography collection! :roflhard: :roflhard:

Jan in CA
01-12-2007, 01:40 PM
:teehee: You guys are funny!

That wasn't very nice of your mom to say it that way, but since you do have to live with her you might be able to calm her down.

Organize it so it's all in one place like plastic underbed boxes or something. If you have plans for it, like knitting something for charity, gifts or something tell her about it.

Liliyarn
01-12-2007, 01:56 PM
Okay...some mistakes were made here. However, maybe everyone can recover.

Mistake 1: When living with non-knitters never let them see the entire stash. It's awesome presence is just too much for them.

Recovery: From now on, gradual increase in "surface" stash. This will help the non knitters into having stash blindness.

Mistake 2: Creative storage of stash was not in place.

Recovery: While some advise to "organize" the stash, this makes it easier for non knitters to see the entire stash. Non knitters seeing the entire stash is the same as if we looked into the heart of the sun. I advise the creative storage system. This calls for hidin...er um storing yarn in unexpected places. Shoe boxes work well, coats, matress stuffing, etc...

Mistake 3: Not educating the non knitters on the benefits of having the stash.

Recovery: Try to work into conversation how having a stash benefits the entire house hold. Such as it provides insulation.

Take it from the girl who let her DH see the stash. His comment: "Holy s@*#" I called the paramedics to help him recover from shock. He's fine now and in denial about seeing the stash.

*not being serious here. Just trying to cheer you up*

HamburgKnitter
01-12-2007, 02:04 PM
:teehee:

Bip has the right idea, but I'd give it a twist. Say "at least I'm only addicted to yarn!"

(It could be something worse, after all.)

Ronda
01-12-2007, 02:31 PM
:roflhard: Love the responses here!!!

Denise in Michigan
01-12-2007, 02:49 PM
Tell her she needs to watch what she says about the yarn. It makes the needles angry.
:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

ChroniclesofYarnia
01-12-2007, 04:38 PM
We recently moved and as I unpacked I put the yarn in these nice little cubes. My husband said it was alot, but since it was brightly colored and decorative it was ok.

....then I unpacked the other 2 HUGE boxes full of yarn. He came home from work and said," What the hell happened to your nice craft corner?!"

I really do need to sell some of it. I am only 26 and am pretty sure I am at the SABLE point. Oy.

I agree, don't let anyone see it all in one place. Slide rubbermaid into the attic if you have to.

Sanibelle
01-12-2007, 04:40 PM
Oh Lily -

I can't stop laughing! Your response was hysterical (and true!!!!)


Lynn

Chrissie
01-12-2007, 04:53 PM
Thankfully, my mother would never say anything like that because she is a quilter and I've seen her fabric stash.....she could make quilts to cover the bed of every person in our town with the amount of fabric she has. My dad even remodeled the garage to give her a quilting room. She has a yarn stash, too, and she doesn't even knit. She uses the yarn to tie knots in her quilts...and she likes to have different colors around :teehee: (I have to go home and raid it, soon)

nadja la claire
01-12-2007, 05:05 PM
Tell her you have to have that much to cover up your illegal drugs and pornography collection!

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

Yah tell her that. Then she'll think twice about calling your babies DISCUSTING! She should be happy that yarn is your addiction. Discusting in deed. :!!!: :grrr: :!!!: :grrr:

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

nadja la claire
01-12-2007, 05:11 PM
Okay...some mistakes were made here. However, maybe everyone can recover.

Mistake 1: When living with non-knitters never let them see the entire stash. It's awesome presence is just too much for them.

Recovery: From now on, gradual increase in "surface" stash. This will help the non knitters into having stash blindness.

Mistake 2: Creative storage of stash was not in place.

Recovery: While some advise to "organize" the stash, this makes it easier for non knitters to see the entire stash. Non knitters seeing the entire stash is the same as if we looked into the heart of the sun. I advise the creative storage system. This calls for hidin...er um storing yarn in unexpected places. Shoe boxes work well, coats, matress stuffing, etc...

Mistake 3: Not educating the non knitters on the benefits of having the stash.

Recovery: Try to work into conversation how having a stash benefits the entire house hold. Such as it provides insulation.

Take it from the girl who let her DH see the stash. His comment: "Holy s@*#" I called the paramedics to help him recover from shock. He's fine now and in denial about seeing the stash.

*not being serious here. Just trying to cheer you up*



:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:


I love it. That's wonderful. I intend to take your advice.

:muah: :hug:

Nadja xxx

skNYC
01-12-2007, 05:15 PM
Okay...some mistakes were made here. However, maybe everyone can recover.

Mistake 1: When living with non-knitters never let them see the entire stash. It's awesome presence is just too much for them.

Recovery: From now on, gradual increase in "surface" stash. This will help the non knitters into having stash blindness.

Mistake 2: Creative storage of stash was not in place.

Recovery: While some advise to "organize" the stash, this makes it easier for non knitters to see the entire stash. Non knitters seeing the entire stash is the same as if we looked into the heart of the sun. I advise the creative storage system. This calls for hidin...er um storing yarn in unexpected places. Shoe boxes work well, coats, matress stuffing, etc...

Mistake 3: Not educating the non knitters on the benefits of having the stash.

Recovery: Try to work into conversation how having a stash benefits the entire house hold. Such as it provides insulation.

Take it from the girl who let her DH see the stash. His comment: "Holy s@*#" I called the paramedics to help him recover from shock. He's fine now and in denial about seeing the stash.

*not being serious here. Just trying to cheer you up*

Mistake 4: Not knowing how to manage your temper when you see negative reaction from a non-knitter.

Ingrid
01-12-2007, 05:18 PM
I think the amount of yarn in my house is disgusting, and it's all MINE! :teehee:

Angelia
01-12-2007, 06:22 PM
I think the amount of yarn in my house is disgusting, and it's all MINE! :teehee:

:roflhard: :roflhard: :roflhard:

JoeE
01-12-2007, 07:54 PM
Tell her it could be way worse. I have a passion for antique sewing machines, so I have a lot of them. I probably have 20-30 machines--at least 7 treadles. Yarn is much lighter and easier to move.

When I moved, it was hard to find people willing to help, because they knew about my collection and weren't interested in schlepping sewing machines all day.

I'll be proud to have an out of control yarn stash one day. At this point, I only buy what I need for one project at a time.

Joe

Stiney
01-12-2007, 08:03 PM
I think the amount of yarn in my house is disgusting, and it's all MINE! :teehee:

Yeah, you're right, Ingrid. It's totally disgusting that your stash is so pitiful. I command you to go out and buy more yarn immediately.

misstialouise
01-12-2007, 08:07 PM
Non crafters don't get it..

I have stashes of the following...

1. Yarn
2. Fabric (for both quilting and sewing)
3. Tatting thread
4. Scrapbooking Supplies
5. Cross stitch thread/aida

My husband daren't say anything... he has more microphones and music software than he 'needs' too.. ;)

Just tell your mum, be thankful that you're not me.. :) I need a whole room just for my stuff..

cara
01-12-2007, 08:49 PM
My mother has a room bigger than her master bedroom for all her fabric. and another room in the basement that is half the length of the house to hold her Gammill Long Arm Quilting Machine.

She has always said 'the one who dies with the most fabric WINS!!'


so we can say 'the one who dies with the most yarn wins!'

Mariblue
01-12-2007, 09:10 PM
Mistake 1: When living with non-knitters never let them see the entire stash. It's awesome presence is just too much for them.


Lily, that's too funny! But also really good advice. The other day I was in bed, my husband was alseep, and I said aloud to myself, "I need to buy some more yarn." Now I don't know why I said this aloud, it just popped out, but my husband sat bolt upright and said, "But you already have so much yarn!" He has quickly learned to watch me in my new addiction (I haven't been knitting that long).
Hydeemarie, Try to remember not to be too snotty to your mom, that will only get you into more trouble! It's always fun to think the snotty comments though. Hide your stash responsibly, and organize the visible stash! (I need to get more creative in my own stash hiding :teehee: )
Mariblue

amy
01-12-2007, 09:45 PM
OMG, such funny replies! :roflhard:

Lots of good advice Hydeemarie! Good luck! :muah:

kblue
01-12-2007, 11:38 PM
Wow thats all just too funny :roflhard:
I especially like
It's awesome presence is just too much for them.
I can just see it now...they see it...mouth drops open...then they just fall over like this guy-----> :thud:
:roflhard: :roflhard:

I just recently noticed that i actually have an official stash now :yay: . It first started out with just left over yarn from what ever i was knitting but now i'm actually going out to buy yarn even though i don't know what i'm going to knit with it yet. I just buy because its sooooo pretty, and soooo beautiful, and sooooo......YAAAAAARRRRNNN........ :zombie: :zombie: :zombie:

hunterjenn
01-13-2007, 09:42 PM
:teehee: I used to giggle at you guys when I was first knitting and you talked about your stashes, but I tried to organize all the stuff I had in the den the other night...and then I remembered the Rubbermaids under the bed...and the big box in my closet...and the delivery I had coming the next day!! :roflhard: :roflhard: I've barely been knitting more than a year!

Sarahc409
01-13-2007, 10:00 PM
:roflhard: :rofl: :happydance: great comments!

i'm glad to hear i'm not alone. i've been knitting a little over a year now and my stash is getting so big i'm afraid i won't live long enough to use all my yarn. and i've been so good about hiding it, in inconspicous boxes in the closets, under the bed, in the basement...husband must not ever see them all in one place :teehee:

Cristy
01-14-2007, 07:24 PM
now if I could just teach my husband that just b/c I have such a stash doesn't mean that I no longer need yarn....everytime we are at a craft store or yarn shop he says, "are we shopping for yarn again?? Don't you already have yarn?"....OY!

ekgheiy
01-14-2007, 08:35 PM
She needs to shove a handknitted sock in it !!!! :rofl:

ambernowknits
01-15-2007, 07:20 PM
Is it a bad sign that I had bought a skein of pretty purple yarn almost six months before I ever thought of knitting?

I have yet to acquire a stash of yarn, but I do have a stash of books. What I did was get a huge storage tub, put most of my books in that, and then my gran made a cushioned cover for it, so it functions as a bench. I may have to do something similar once the knitting madness takes over my mind completely.

And the replies to this are hilarious...I had no idea knitters were such awesome people.