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Old 04-30-2009, 11:48 AM   #21
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wow, I'm impressed.

I love my yarn. Sometimes I just spend time looking and touching it. My monthly budget has a line item for "knitting" and if the end of the month comes and I haven't spent my budgeted amount I star shopping the sales. I pack my lunch everyday, don't spend money on entertainment and rarely eat out. So I feel like the money I spend on knitting is the same that most people spend on those extra "pleasures" they enjoy (smoking, drinking, eating out, movies, clubbing etc).
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:46 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by Arielluria View Post
Made me think of this blog post, don't know the person or if he/she is on KH, but it's labelled The World's Biggest Stash?
I saw this about a year or so ago. I think it was her daughter that took the photos, and posted them for the world to see how 'nuts' her mother is.

Well, I say, live and let live! The lady is happy, and I hope her daughter loves her to pieces!

The LYS's in her area must love to see her a'comin' in the door!
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:03 PM   #23
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I think 'nuts' is a relative term....... I have several dogs and that might be 'nuts' to a cat person. So the daughter shouldn't cast stones!
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:14 PM   #24
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I could almost fit myself into the 'nuts' category!

In yarn, in kids, in pets! I have too much/too many on all counts!

I always wondered why the daughter would do such a thing, publish photos to the world about her mother's horde of yarn. Never made much sense to me.

Not unless the mom wanted to SELL IT, or unless the daughter wanted to draw comments from the world at large to prove to her mom that she has enough yarn already!

Mother-Daughter dynamics are a mystery.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:19 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by ArtLady1981 View Post
Mother-Daughter dynamics are a mystery.
Now there's a topic I can comment on! Might make a thread of it.
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Yeah, I have 3 daughters. 'Nuff said!

I oughta write a book, entitled:
"I Have Three Daughters Who Have No Sisters."


Does that tell you something about Sister-Sister dynamics?
And of course, how does a mother remain unaffected?

Does getting "hit by Friendly Fire" paint a word picture?
How about getting "caught in the crossfire"?
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Old 05-01-2009, 10:37 AM   #27
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I started the mother/daughter dynamics thread.
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Old 06-15-2009, 08:53 AM   #28
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Organization update......
Well, I finally was able to get the plastic zip bags Artlady recommended. They are wonderful and hold an amazing amount of yarn. My organizational efforts have only just started; I still am pondering what kind of shelving system I want to use.

But my yarn is better contained. Here are some pics of my stash using the bags. MUCH more orderly than the first pics. There is actually ALOT more yarn than it would appear as I was able to integrate yarn from other places in the house into these bags. The yarn itself takes up much less room. I tried to put "like yarn" together so when I actually do get around to new shelving it will be easier to organize.

The biggest remaining problem is that, especially in the bottom section the yarn is 2-3 bags deep so it's still hunt and search to find anything. But at least I know it's safely stored.

I need another 10 or 15 bags and still need to figure out a way to protect my cones, maybe just clear plastic garbage bags...... But I have at least gotten started and feel much better about my mess.

One important thing that has come out of this. I have decided to go on a yarn diet for awhile....... I realized in the sorting that I have reached the "SABLE" level of stashing (Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy) and perhaps should use some before I buy more
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Old 06-15-2009, 12:01 PM   #29
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You have done a very nice job. You have inspired me to organize my stash. hmmmm, I should say thanks......right?
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i've been organizing lately too since the DBF finally convinced me to paint my room, i though i had a lot of yarn when i couldn't close my one plastic bin...i should show him this post.
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