*Things I'm learning about myself (and my stash) because of Ravelry:
- I have a ridiculous amount of sock yarn, for one who's not knitting socks.
- I have a smaller, but still ridiculous amount of laceweight yarn, for one who's not knitting lace. Lace is beautiful, but it scares me enough that I don't think I'll be knitting anything complicated anytime soon. The idea of having to rip back lace to fix a mistake just churns my stomach. And my steadily decreasing attention span may just not be suited for lace knitting.
- I've uploaded about 80% of my stash to Ravelry, and right now I have 66 different yarns listed. That number seems a bit appalling to this slow-as-molasses part-time knitter, and since the number will only get higher as I continue adding more stash to Ravelry, it will become even more appalling.
- I need to figure out how to add one-of-a-kind, hand-dyed handspun yarn to my Ravelry stash. (Hi Patsy! Yep, I'm talking about your beautiful yarn!)
- Most of the yarn I own is in quantities of just one or two balls/skeins/hanks. Clearly, I don't expect to be knitting garments anytime soon. I guess I have a lot more scarves and hats in my future.
- Most of the yarn I've uploaded to Ravelry thus far is in some form of a blue-green colorway. I actually counted, and, not including anything that's purple or purpley-blue, a full 60% of my stash is some shade of blue, green or blue-green. I think I have a problem....
- I need to get out of this "yarn collecting" mindset, which means I need to figure out some kind of rules for future yarn acquisition. I'm not sure yet what the rules will be, but thoughts are percolating, and I need to come up with some plan before I attend my next fiber festival, which is typically where I am weakest. At least I have a better awareness of my "blue-green problem", which might help curb my hand from impulsively reaching for everything I see in those colors. But if it is gorgeous handspun yarn like that from Pagewood Farm, my brain shuts down completely, and all bets are off.
I think I was happier in ignorant bliss, not really knowing exactly what I had....