Sunday, June 26, 2011

do you know where your towel is?

packed up stash by gradschoolknitter
packed up stash, a photo by gradschoolknitter on Flickr.

A little while ago I might have alluded to an announcement... so here it is: we're moving! Things at chez gradschoolknitter have been a little hectic lately, we got the news that DH got a new job in a new state right before we left for Iceland, and since we've been back it's been pack pack packing time. Above is the entirety of my stash, in 2 pillow-sized bags. The only things missing are things that I'm working on and/or about to cast on for: my stripe study shawl and a pair of milo's for DH as well as enough yarn for this sweater, requested by DH.

I'm shocked, honestly, that this is all there is. And you might notice that in the lefthand bag there is also an almost-full bag of fiber fill and a tote from my time with the MadridKnits girls. In the righthand bag there is the leftover sock yarn blanket (which has moved as a UFO with me more times than I care to admit) and a crocheted bag full of the leftovers still to be used for said project.

As we all know, moving time means decluttering time and I have decided to hold a little giveaway to clean out my knitting related goodies. Just leave a comment on this post—you can just say hi! or tell me how impressed you are with how small my stash is or... whatever you like, really—and on June 30th I'll close the comments and pick a person at random. What will said random person get? Good question.

give away

The package will consist of a knitty gritty tote bag, a ton of beads—some enameled, some rose quartz—and a culinary colors kit by Knit One, Crochet Too. What is a culinary colors kit, you ask? Well, it's to dye your own shawl or scarf, so it comes with 450 yards of lace weight "Douceur et Soie" (70% baby mohair/30% silk) 3 bottles of dye and instructions for a shawl and a scarf. The dye colors are "Fruit Sorbet", which translates to pink orange and yellow.

OK, comment away!

19 comments:

Anonymous said...

I think moving is exciting. Please enjoy!
Candice H

Andrea said...

I am definitely surprised by your small stash. I don't know why but for some reason I always think of knitters as having oversized stashes. Good luck with the move!

peatmoss83 on Rav

Lucette said...

I too am impressed with your small stash. I have been sorting through my stash and recently gave away a big bag of wool to a local charity. I feel happier knowing that someone will knit it up into useful things to keep people warm this winter. I first found you blog through your iceland photos, which were great.

Collienchen said...

I like your small stash. I feel like I'm loosing control over mine :(

So I'm not sure if I should comment or not since it might mean more yarn?!

Good luck for the move though!

Sara said...

So jealous of your small stash! That's what I aspire to. I also have a moving tip to share from our last big move: use sheets of address labels and your printer to make easy labels for boxes. We made ones that said "dining room," "office," "bedroom" etc. It was fast to just stick them on and then friends and some hired movers helping could easily tell where each box should go when we were unloading. Good luck with the move!

Pvdrew21 said...

Good luck with the move! I hope to be moving soon too if I can get my house sold!! Having a giveaway is a cool idea!

SIONA said...

¡pero es que eso no se puede denominar stash! jajajajaja ains cuando actualice yo la foto del mío, me va a dar miedo, creo que es mas grande que cuando empecé el año (para ponerse a llorar ....

Espero que la nueva etapa la pasen super bien, todos los cambios son buenos ;) y me alegra saber que recuerdas a madrid knits! ;)

bss guapisima,
pd: no me incluyas en el sorteo que, aunque no entendí muy bien lo que era (tinte quizás?) sabes que vivo bien lejos así que te saldría cara la "broma"

cuidate nena,
SIONA

Kitten With a Whiplash said...

I can't believe how small your stash is. My age, my debt, my waistline and my stash... all such low numbers when I went to bed that night so long ago, but when I woke up the next morning they had all tripled, at least. Congrats to DH for the new job, and hope you love your new home.

Dianne- sockalicious on Ravelry said...

Wow! Good luck on your move! I would be in real trouble if I had to move my statsh! Of course I hope to never move again...with 33 + moves by the time I was in my 20's (step dad's job with Boeing...)my main goal is to be in this house for the rest of my life!!

Anne said...

I'm very impressed by your small stash. When I moved, it took many, many more bags!

Nadine said...

Your stash in two bags made me think about how many I would need. Then I quickly got overwhelmed and stopped thinking about it. Considering the bed in my spare bedroom is currently covered in about 4 sheep fleeces that need processed...

Courtney said...

Good lick with your move. I'm really impressed with the size of your stash; it's so manageable! Thank you so much for your management of the International Sock Swap group and for the giveaway opportunity.

MermaidBird (Rav)

Dara said...

Good luck on your move! and dont be like me- I was still unpacking after two years of settling in. When I needed a particular item I would go on a hunting frenzy - thats when a box would get emptied. But moving is fun ...meeting new folks sharing ideas and all that stuff!

Anyway, I WANT TO WIN!!!!!!!!!!!! (is this subtle enough)

Anonymous said...

Very courageous of you to clean up like that! I'd love to help you a little... ;)

Love, Klarie

The Drunken Homemaker said...

That's the entirety of your stash? I applaud your self-restraint and discipline. I would be more than a little embarrassed to post pictures (emphasis on the word PICTURES) of my stash. Love your projects!

Shannon said...

Wahooooo! Congrats on visiting ICELAND! WOW! You are one lucky woman! :):) AND...of course HOOORAY on your Hubby's new job! I think moving is such fun too, you know, after the fact haha
Oh and you what helps a ton? Having a bunch of helpful friends to come in and help set it all up in like two days! ;) Just feed them!
I wish you both a safe and happy move! <3 Hugs Hugs Hugs!

Shannon said...

PS- I am SOOOO Surprised by your STASH! Good job Erin! I have quite a few knitting buddies who do not have a stash! They work on three projects or so at a time, finish then buy yarn for the next projects they want. I wish I could be so organized! My stash has now begun to take over my drawing studio! Haha :) Congrats again!

Bronwyn said...

Good luck on the move! And I too can't believe how little yarn you have! I have a giant tupperware bin and a blue Ikea bag full...

nzfriend on Rav

Nela said...

Guapa! eso no es stash.. son restos! jajajaja espero que todo te vaya muy bien! y si hay suerte el lunes cuando hables con Siona estare conectada y hacemos conferencia a tres!

PD: No me incluyas en el sorteo aunq se me caigan las babas, q los gastos de envio son mu caros!