Crochet Stash Too Large? Is That Even a Thing?By Caissa "Cami" McClinton – 29 Comments
So here I am asking a question I never thought I would ask: Is it possible that I have too much yarn?
I know, I know! It doesn’t seem like it could be possible, but since I’ve set my sights on downsizing and having a space for every little thing I own, I’m faced with an almost unbearable truth: I have a LOT of yarn. Probably much, much more than I should have!
It’s hard to accept the truth, but I have to admit it. Too much yarn is staring me right in the face and I have to do something about it!
I can find some comfort in the fact that I am not alone in this. In fact, there is even a term for people who collect a lot of yarn. No, I’m not talking about “yarn hoarder,” although that must be a real thing, right? I’m talking about people who have reached SABLE, which stands for “Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.”
Have I reached SABLE? Although I have done no scientific analysis to assess this, I do NOT believe I have reached SABLE quite yet. However, I have absolutely no desire to ever reach SABLE, and I’ll tell you why. This would mean that I am taking more yarn into my stash than I am crocheting out of my stash.
Isn’t that kind of missing the point?
I mean, my stash is so disorganized and overgrown that I find myself wanting to go out and buy more yarn in order to complete projects I would love to make just because I am not fully aware of that yarn that I actually have!
This is a major problem, Crochet Spotters!
So here is my question to all of you – what should I do? I suspect that I am not alone in this. I would venture that at least a few of you out there also have large stashes that you feel you might need to pare down. The question is – how do we do it? I have made a commitment to at least begin this process immediately, and I need to follow through and be done before Thanksgiving so that I can have a calm winter holiday season.
What advice do you have for a crocheter who wants to stash down? How much yarn is too much? How much should I keep? How should I organize & store my yarn? Any advice, thoughts, or even commiseration would be very welcome in the comments section! Looking forward to hearing from you!