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To Stash or Not to Stash, That Is the Question

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I burst out into laughter last night when my husband told me it looked like I had quite a bit of yarn. Quite a bit, I think not, because there is simply never not enough yarn in one’s stash, would you not agree? 


Stashing yarn is like nesting to a bird. The softer, warmer, more luxurious yarns in a variety of fibers and colors you can stash, the better your “nest” will be. You must be surrounded by fibers of all types and colors to inspire your inner knitter—that part of you that yearns to be set free to design all those ideas into something out of this world created by you and the fiber that surrounds you. I feel guilty at the thought of buying more to add to my already full stash, but there are so many new yarns to inspire you, so many new colors to tempt you, and besides, when you go to your local yarn store, do you ever leave empty handed? 


Let’s face it, you always need to keep sock yarn on hand for those in between projects, wool yarns for warm hats, and scarves for charity work and, of course, friends and family and cotton yarns for when summer is suddenly here, all the odds and ends that you simply can’t part with that might be put to good use one day.


So when my hubby tells me ever so sweetly that I appear to have enough yarn, I in turn tell him in my most favorite movie quote: “I think not baby puppy!” (Cats and Dogs, 2001).



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