My Knit Nook was in desperate need of cleaning and purging. My friend is gathering yarn donations for a charity knitting organization. To say that I have yarn to spare would be an understatement. It was time to do a thorough cleaning and purge a large amount of my stash.
I started by removing my yarn and putting it into plastic trash bags to simplify moving it.
It looks so sad and empty.
That's a LOT of yarn that is no longer on the shelves.
How much yarn, you ask?
I stopped counting after 20 kitchen sized trash bags were filled.
Next, I'll remove all the decorations, books, magazines and other knitting paraphernalia and wash all the shelves. I'll take an honest look at what needs to stay and what can be donated. Once I've done all that, some of my yarn will go back on the shelves. Some will go into a more permanent storage solution (i.e. plastic bins). I'm going with the theme that "Less is More."
My other goal, once the Knit Nook is cleaned up, is to start stash busting. I really want to make a dent in my SABLE (stash acquired beyond life expectancy). You know I love charity knitting projects, so I hope to get some friends to help me knit 7x9 squares with the yarn I have on hand - which will in turn be joined into blankets and given to the Jackson Recovery Center Women and Children's Center.
I'll post more pictures this week as my work on this HUGE WIP continues. Wish me luck.