The new year has started, and I'm back on the sheep. No new yarn or new fabric in 2011. I've already done my gift list planning, so I can't imagine any scenario that would qualify as a legitimate exception, so this should be a good decreasing the stash year. Speaking of which, yesterday I added the identifiable skeins of Red Heart to my Ravelry stash hoping to get the truest picture of the size of my stash that I could, and as it stands currently, I have:
148,704.1 yards of yarn
760.43 skeins of yarn
It may SOUND scary, but since I've started using Ravelry, I have reduced my stash by
or about 18%, so there is progress being made. This was certainly my best year on fabric stash used, but only my second-best on the yarn stash. My best year was knitting up just over 19,000 yards, which I'm hoping to get close to in 2011. If I could manage that pace, I would have about an 8 year yarn stash, though I think it's more realistic to see it as 10. A couple people have suggested I double or triple strands of yarn to use them up faster, but that has always struck me as a big waste of yarn. I only have yarn I WANT, and if I have lace weight, it stands to reason that I want to make lace with it. So, 10 years it is.
Unless, of course, I can start knitting MORE than 19,000 yards a year........Hey, it's January 1--everything is possible today.