How has your new year been so far? All 13 days of it? Have you been organizing and clearing out all the clutter? This is something I do every time the new year rolls in. Once the Christmas decorations are packed away, the organizing bug bites me hard for a few days. It really helps that every store seems to have their boxes and bins and baskets on sale right now!

This year, I organized my yarn stash too and I was actually pretty surprised (and quite delighted) that my stash isn’t as overwhelming as I thought it to be. I know some of my friends have had quite the opposite experience. But, we’re all supporting each other to love that stash and knit it up this year. I really culled my ooh-shiny habit last year and began buying yarn only when I had a project in mind. Of course, I had a few slip-ups, but on the whole I think I’m understanding the whole point of Stashdown.

 I finally cast off for a project that’s been on my needles since the beginning of last year!!  I have to admit that half way through knitting this sweater I was bored to tears and it really doesn’t help that I think the sleeves are meh!

This project, my Garter Yoke Cardigan, is blocking right now and who knows how long that’s going to take because this is what we woke up to this morning….  So pretty!

The weatherman said it’s going to be “frosty with a chance of snow”!  I think we’ve been cheated this winter with temperatures that have been spring-like, I’m ready for some snow!

2 thoughts on “Purging

  1. Josie

    I do a clean-up of my WIPs once in a while.. my rule of thumb is ‘if its been hibernating for 4 months or more, it gets frogged’. I’ve rarely finished projects that has hibernated too long.. so, I better unravel and salvage the yarn.. love the color of your sweater..


  2. Denise

    I am starting to try and clear out a spare room we have now and organize my stash, I dont have much good stuff! It’s a lot of hobby lobby yarn mainly. But I like to buy yarn when I need it, so I usually don’t go crazy. This year I’ll be buying really nice yarn for me 🙂
    Send me some snow!


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