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jdee
09-17-2009, 05:58 PM
I posted this picture on Ravelry, but I wanted to post it here, too. I don't know whether to be proud or embarrassed. There was a thread in one of my sock groups asking us to show a photo of our sock stashes. So I emptied my bins, and spread mine all out, and I couldn't believe it. I mean, I knew I had a problem, but...Wow!

So my question is, When does is cease to be a stash and become a case of hoarding?

mwhite
09-17-2009, 06:18 PM
LOL! I dunno...seems like there might be a very fine line between the two. Kinda like "One woman's junk is another woman's treasure" At least your stash is neat and still in order! And the cat seems to be enjoying the extra padding.....I have an orange tabby just like yours, named Punkin!
So it could double as a catbed when not made into socks...yeah, that'll work! :thumbsup:

letsknit
09-17-2009, 07:59 PM
I don't think you are hoarding, Your cat maybe but not you! LOL Nor is it hoarding if you share...

vaknitter
09-17-2009, 08:07 PM
:passedout: Holy Smokes that is an impressive amount of sock yarn. You are my hero.

bambi
09-17-2009, 09:52 PM
:chair: WOW! That's a LOT of sock yarn. So many projects, so little time.

jdee
09-17-2009, 11:02 PM
LOL! I have an orange tabby just like yours, named Punkin!
So it could double as a catbed when not made into socks...yeah, that'll work! :thumbsup:

Orange tabbies are awsome aren't they. Morty is sort of a Mamma's boy. He loves my husband, but he really LOVES me. :teehee:

saracidaltendencies
09-17-2009, 11:43 PM
That's a lotta sock yarn! I have to say I like the big orange skein ya got there :teehee: Oh, and I'd love to go swimming in that sea! hahaha

wezyus
09-18-2009, 12:53 AM
OMGGGGGGgggomggggg its a lots of yarns for socks ...gr8 courage n gud lucks

mathwizard
09-18-2009, 08:40 AM
Hoarding, never!!! You have spurred me into taking sock yarn inventory or just even yarn inventory of my stash. I have a tabby and he is call Stubby as he was born missing part if his tail. He loves to give kisses and lick your fingers.

jdee
09-18-2009, 02:50 PM
I'm happy to find that there are lots of shawl and scarf patterns knitting with sock yarn. So at least I don't have to knit 10 dozen pairs of socks.

jdee
09-18-2009, 02:52 PM
Hoarding, never!!! You have spurred me into taking sock yarn inventory or just even yarn inventory of my stash. I have a tabby and he is call Stubby as he was born missing part if his tail. He loves to give kisses and lick your fingers.
If you do, maybe you could take a photo for this thread. Then maybe I won't feel so bad. :aww:
Is Stubby the cat in your avatar?

mathwizard
09-18-2009, 05:24 PM
No and yes. My avatar is for Tigger ( a tabby who was diabetic and had three strokes and it broke my heart to put him to sleep. He actually liked my vet who he usually hated after he had the strokes.) and Stubby who we got to replace Tigger.

Woodi
09-18-2009, 08:24 PM
Love your stash, and love your cats too. Sorry you had to have a broken heart, but I think it comes with the territory (loving cats). I have three, and one does look like your orange guy, only mine is a small (8 pound) female of 4 years.

Now, you'd better get knitting, young lady!

Sknitter56
09-18-2009, 08:54 PM
jdee...you're my hero! One can NEVER...I repeat, NEVER, have too much yarn. You should be proud...hold your head high! I'm so jealous :p
And, while we're comparing orange cats, here's my contribution. She's just an ole stray that took up with us, so we had her fixed and now she just hangs around outside. We call her our "garage cat." She's standoffish and not very friendly, but I guess she's ours. We haven't named her yet....we've had her over a year now.

mwhite
09-19-2009, 10:16 AM
To join in on the orange tabby thing....

Here's Punkin when we found her...(sitting slap in the middle of the road!):
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2612/3933537279_fb2ccca0b9_m.jpg

And now...the tempermental, sometimes sweet, sometimes mean, water lover/watcher BIG Punkin:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/3664071868_d78144da61_m.jpg

sgtpam
09-19-2009, 12:56 PM
I think it's only hoarding if you hide it in the attic, visit it now and then in secret and refuse to actually knit any of it:roflhard:

cristina61
09-19-2009, 09:22 PM
I like how you included the cat for scale :rofl:

I don't think my sock yarn stash is quite as expansive as yours -- but then I haven't laid it all out on the floor lately. I keep most of it in a 9x9 chest but have more tucked away in other spots.

Hmm, I guess I'm going to have to start pulling it out and see how much there actually is. I have a feeling I might be a bit startled to see it all out there . . .:hiding:

Simply_Renee
09-19-2009, 09:54 PM
I thought sock yarn didn't officially count as stash.

Then again, I might not be the best one to ask, as my first thought was "Wow, I'd love to just roll around in that whole pile!"

Disturbing, to say the least.

(ETA my reaction was disturbing- your yarn is lovely.)

lelvsdgs
09-20-2009, 10:02 AM
I think it's only hoarding if you hide it in the attic, visit it now and then in secret and refuse to actually knit any of it:roflhard:

That works for me! That means I'm not officially a horder! Mine's in my daughter's old room so that doesn't count right???

yaelbaruch
09-20-2009, 11:20 AM
;o Wow! That's a lot ;D
I just adore the turqouise you've got there, it's amazing! (And the cat isn't bad either ;) )

Sunshine's Mom
09-21-2009, 03:02 PM
I am completely and utterly jealous! It's breathtaking and beautiful. You are not a hoarder. I'd love to have that kind of sock yarn stash. Maybe in my next life.

jpenguin
09-21-2009, 07:58 PM
Oh my, I thought I was the only one out there with a sock yarn addiction. I have taken to hiding mine all in one spot in my craft closet so DH doesn't see how much I have actually bought & not put into socks yet. :teehee:

mathwizard
09-22-2009, 03:04 PM
Now I know we all hoard yarn or if you want to call it have a stash. Some stashes are bigger than others. My yarn is spread around my room but I don't hid it. It is a stash or hoard whether out in plain site or hidden in the attic. I sympathize with you but I want to be able to look at all the pretty colors, lol lol!!!!!
I love all the kitties and your dog was beautiful!!!

margz3
09-23-2009, 10:38 AM
Oh, I am J-E-A-L-O-U-S!!! You have some lovely stash there! (And a very cute kittie!)

I just moved and have crap everywhere. I have plans to go through all of my stash. Will probably be donating alot of the acrylic yarn I bought when I first started to re-learn to knit. Since visiting LYS's, I have the need for some better quality stash!! (nothing against acrylic yarn, some if it I will keep, but I know I won't use it all and would rather it went to a more worthy cause - will probably send alot of it to HAP). PLUS, if I can DE-stash, I'm hoping to be able to more easily RE-stash :teehee:

cftwo
09-23-2009, 12:41 PM
Not quite hording yet. And if you don't think you'll use it, sign up for swaps here and give it away!

newamy
09-23-2009, 04:11 PM
Wow!! I currently have 8 skeins of sock yarn, most of which I acquired at Sock Summit. For me that's a lot because I sometimes go a long time without knitting socks. If I was in you shoes, uh socks, I don't know what I would do!!

In answer to your question about stash vs. hording....well I don't know, but here is a thought:

At Sock Summit a vendor had a display of large knitting needles with some knitting up on the wall. At the top of the display a sign said "There is a fine line between 'hobby' and 'mental illness'."--Dave Barry.
At the bottom of the display a sign said "I walk the line." ---Johnny Cash.