Yay! My “Wall of Yarn” is finished! Well, mostly finished, lol. I still want to put my crafty books in the bottom cubbies. Plus, I still need to photograph and upload all of my acrylic yarns. I’m planning on just keeping them in some plastic tubs next to the cubbies.
But the hardest part is over and I am so relieved. Every single skein, hank, or cone of yarn that you see in this picture has been photographed, measured, and documented on Ravelry. My username is “lifefulloflaugh” if you want to come check them all out!
There is a very cool function on Ravelry that is interesting but yet kinda mind blowing at the same time. Once I entered all of my yarn into my stash page I was able to download an Excel worksheet with all the info. From there I was able to total various columns, including the “total yards” column. Ummm….well….umm….guess what….I have almost 200,000 yards of yarn! That is nearly 113 miles of yarn!!! Yes…you read that right, lol!
That is a lot of yarn! I’ve heard knitters use the term “SABLE” but I never really knew what it meant. Now I totally understand! That acronym stands for “stash accumulation beyond life expectancy”. Hmmm, so I’m going to be 42 years old in March. Assuming I’m about half way through my life that means that I’ll need to knit about 4500 to 5000 yards of yarn a year. Honestly, that isn’t really an unreachable number at all. I’ve already knit that much this year and I just started keeping track a couple months ago. But, the real kicker is that the 4500 to 5000 yards a year for the next 40 or so years is assuming that I will not buy another single skein of yarn. I’ll be honest and admit that it never, ever going to happen! I am hoping to go on a “cold sheep” spree, so to speak. I’m going to commit to not buying any new yarn, except for what is needed for Sleepytime Hat orders, until atleast December 31, 2013. Then we’ll see after that!
I have to tell you, though, that I really love my “Wall of Yarn”! It’s just so pretty! I love looking at all of my different yarns, petting them and dreaming about what I’m going to make. Once I get my crafty books all added to the bottom cubbies it will be even prettier. Then the next step will be to add my beautifully colorful Yazzii bags to the top. Won’t that look nice? By the way, They are also going to be attending the International Quilt Market in Houston towards the end of October. If you are anywhere near the area, you should go to the quilt show. You’ll see lots of great quilts and be sure to stop by the Yazzii booth to learn more about their awesome products!