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    Default Do you have a yarn stash?

    And, if so, how long could you continue to knit (or crochet) solely from your stash?

    I'm a slow knitter, so I could probably last 5 years or so. But, if my speed increased, maybe that could cut down to 3 years!

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    I'm brand new to yarn! I'm learning (trying anyway) to crochet so I don't have a lot but I'm certainly working on getting a stash of yarn!!

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    I am trying to get control of my stash-I have enough yarn to knit a couple dozen fur scarfs about 10 baby outfits and adult sweaters and I have 50 balls afgan yarn...I have no idea how this happened.....AND I'm still buying yarn-I need serious help

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    Suffice to say I have a 5-drawer dresser (4.5 feet tall), a 2 drawer stand next to my recliner (2 ft tall), three baskets behind my recliner and a bunch more in various project bags around the house

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMom View Post
    Suffice to say I have a 5-drawer dresser (4.5 feet tall), a 2 drawer stand next to my recliner (2 ft tall), three baskets behind my recliner and a bunch more in various project bags around the house
    I am SOOOOO jealous. I have a small stash that would be bigger if I had the space.

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    Was that a rhetorical question?! LOL!!

    My name is Tami, and I am a yarnaholic. I stash, yet I still buy. I love yarn. Sometimes, I just go through my stash when I need a little cheering up.

    I could probably go at least 5 years without buying anything and stay very busy.
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    I can't walk by a lonely skein... I must take it home!!! I caught a clearance sale and needless to say, I think my yarn stash is bigger than my material one... and I had 4 totes.

    I try to hide them the best I can, but the Old Man would move something and out rolls a ball

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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMom View Post
    Suffice to say I have a 5-drawer dresser (4.5 feet tall), a 2 drawer stand next to my recliner (2 ft tall), three baskets behind my recliner and a bunch more in various project bags around the house
    you win.

    But you're such a prolific knitter that you should polish off that stash by the time winter's over!

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    I am pretty knew to knitting too. I'd say I have a very small stash. I have several skeins of cotton yarn (dishcloths) and several acrylics as well. My stash fits into a small tote bag and an old kitty litter (plastic) pail.

    I can't afford to stash yarn in addition to my large fabric stash

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    I have a small stahs of yarn I am trying to use before buying anything new. I would like to buy some new yarn in new colors, but I am not going to. Or at least this is what I have promised myself. I am crotcheting a blanket for my new nephew right now and then I have a few balls of sock yarn left.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Early Bird View Post
    you win.

    But you're such a prolific knitter that you should polish off that stash by the time winter's over!
    Last night I bought 10 more skeins

    And I forgot I have two rubbermaid tubs full of yarn. Dh says I knit one skein and buy three
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    Quote Originally Posted by YankeeMom View Post
    Last night I bought 10 more skeins

    And I forgot I have two rubbermaid tubs full of yarn. Dh says I knit one skein and buy three
    My DH hasn't caught on yet ... but I knit one, buy 3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by knitnmom View Post
    Was that a rhetorical question?! LOL!!

    My name is Tami, and I am a yarnaholic. I stash, yet I still buy. I love yarn. Sometimes, I just go through my stash when I need a little cheering up.

    I could probably go at least 5 years without buying anything and stay very busy.
    Yeah, there definitely needs to be a 12 step program for yarn and fabric buyers. I need to admit my addiction and start working the steps......

    Yankeemom, MY chest of drawers is full of quilting fabric. My Yarn is all over the house. In bags. Waiting for someone to do something with it. However, I DO have all of my needles and other tools in one place---finally.
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    But Cheryl, a 12-step program implies I want help! LOL!!
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