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Old 07-29-2006, 01:36 PM   #1
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Stash size....what do you think?!
I've been reading a good bit around on the net about the size of his or her yarn stashes. This person is down-sizing and the next person is upsizing. I've been curious for some time now...what constitutes a "large" or "small" stash?
Now, without actually going through my stash storage I can think of around 300 hanks/skeins/balls of yarn that I have...off of the top of my head. I always thought this to be maybe a medium size stash of yarn...what do you think?!
I know we've batted this topic about here on the forum, but I don't know that we've ever said what we thought the "stash standards" were/are....I need to know...for some unknown reason....your thoughts?!
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Old 07-29-2006, 01:39 PM   #2
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I have no idea whether it would be considered large or small....or whatever.

I think I have about that much yarn (if not more), but I always feel like it's not enough. :rollseyes:
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Old 07-29-2006, 02:04 PM   #3
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I have under 100 skeins/balls. I think it's a small stash. I think "size" is a relative term. You can always use the movie theatre food stand /starbucks/supermarket egg system, small=large, medium=extra large, large=jumbo.
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Old 07-29-2006, 02:08 PM   #4
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well, in my ears, this sounds huge, but then again, I don't have any stash, so it's really different for me.
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My stash fits into three bins plus some so I figure I have a medium-small stash. However, a lot of it is cheapy yarn that I'd like to get rid of to make room for new yarns. I've been shuttling off the yarns I've gotten from garage sales and such, but I feel wrong giving away whole skeins of Red Heart (Which I actually like)
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Old 07-29-2006, 02:54 PM   #6
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oooohhh rebecca color me jealous :P

My stash fits in a wicker basket next to my chair right now. Way small.
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Old 07-29-2006, 03:28 PM   #7
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Yes, I think it's relative. To me, my stash is average, but DH thinks it's HUGE, LOL. I don't have an exact number of balls (stop it!), but my stash no longer fits in my average size cedar chest--I now have stray balls/skeins in a couple of bags. But I've seen pics of some stashes that make mine seem positively tiny!
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Thank you...you all confirmed my beliefs...my stash isn't considered large as others have thought I am very much like Sandy...I don't have nearly enough :D
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:24 PM   #9
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I must have a really little stash, about 6 balls. Where do y'all get so much yarn? Please tell me you buy it on sale.
I told my husband about the 300 balls and he said
I looked at goodwill yesterday and they didn't have anything. Is there a site online that tells you who has yarn for sale/garage sales maybe would be another place to look, just not sure how I'd know who has the yarn. Kinda like finding a needle in a haystack, right? :thinking:
Working on my sons sweater, he's 2 and it's the first thing I've attempted that's not a scarf or hat...tried an afghan but got discouraged because its sooo big.
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Old 07-29-2006, 06:31 PM   #10
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I have a rather small stash, by KH standards. Fifty or fewer skeins, I'd say. I have four sitting on my bed. :rofling: I've obtained at least half of it via some sort of free exchange, whether it be Freecycle or a donation from someone I know who doesn't use yarn anymore. The rest of it I bought, some of it even on sale!

I like having a stash so I can find projects to do whenever I run out of something to have on the needles.

Oh, and Aidan, that Red Heart you don't want to get rid of sounds perfect for an add-a-square afgan project. I'm still looking for a large acrylic stash to grab from somewhere so that I can make an afgan (I don't want to use any of my nicer stuff).
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