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Old 01-01-2012, 11:33 PM   #399
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Originally Posted by DogCatMom View Post
Thanks for the party, Shandeh! I looked at your stash on Ravelry and can't imagine how long it must have taken to inventory/photograph everything. Amazing job! DCM
I DO have a lot of yarn! And my stash grows every day, because people are always giving me more yarn for my charity knitting. When I first started entering my stash on Ravelry, I didn't have as much as I do now. I just started at one end of my craft room, and moved across.

Step 1: Grab a basketfull of yarn
Step 2: Photograph each different yarn
Step 3: Carry basket to computer, and enter it all
Step 4: Carry basket back to craft room, and put away

I just repeated those 4 steps until all the yarn was on Ravelry.

Now, it's just a matter of posting any new yarn I buy. As soon as I walk in the door with my yarn, I put it all on the sofa, or spread it out on my bed, and take photos. Then, I take it to the computer and enter it. Then, I find a place for it in my craft room.

I really like having every single skein of my stash on Ravelry. It makes my project planning very simple. I can sort my yarn stash on Ravelry by fiber, or color, or weight. I can also see how many yards I have of each yarn. It's nice having all that information at my fingertips. I can search through Ravelry patterns by weight and yardage, and plan projects very quickly!

(It sure beats my old way of doing things - searching through all my yarn, to see what I want to work with. Those days were crazy!)

Originally Posted by Woodi View Post
Sorry I missed the party (bed early, as always)...needed my beauty rest like never before, cuz I fell of my treadmill last evening, got shook up a bit, but mostly hurt my pride, hehe. Needed extra sleep to recover.....
You poor thing!
I hope you didn't get hurt too bad.

Originally Posted by Misty2275 View Post
......I especially want to thank you for picking my name for one of the prizes.
I looked on the site this morning and told my husband, I don't know why I'm even looking because I never win anything.
Well, I was so surprised to see my name and the book I won.
I think I probably drove my husband nuts this morning when I kept saying to him, I'm a winner!!
I'm so glad to see that you are pleased with your prize!

Originally Posted by offgridgirl View Post
.......I finish the 2012 pocket.
I made a few changes but here it is!!
Love it!
I really like the changes you made.

Originally Posted by Chelsea716Knits View Post
........This was my first party I went to that you hosted!....I loved this party!! I am so glad I won a book! It was funny how you said that when you were shaking the box my name fell out! Well... I have to go get my Goose checked
I enjoyed our party as well! It was work on my end, but lots of fun too. I finally got to bed at 4 AM, and slept until 8:30 to go to church. (I am the organist.) After church, I came home and CRASHED....slept until 7 PM tonight!

Originally Posted by rachejm View Post
.....It looks like you all had a lovely time. I'm sorry to have missed it but I just couldn't stay up. Fell asleep in front of the TV.
Sorry we missed you! Maybe next year.

Originally Posted by SunshineElaine View Post
Yippee! I won something this year!! Thanks!! How do I send you my mailing address? I don't want to post straight to the board.
I just sent you a private message, so be sure to check for that. You can send your information to me that way, and no one else will see it.
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