I DESTASHED 7,146 YARDS--OVER 4 MILES--OF YARN YESTERDAY!
And I loved none of it. Like this one:
I enjoy knitting cotton washcloths, but after purchasing this cone, I knit a few balls of this colorway, and as soon as this yarn gets wet, the colors bleed together, so it looks like some sad, half-melted Christmas mint found at the bottom of a purse somewhere. I don't like how it turns out, so I was never going to knit with it. Ditto this:
In December of 2007 when I was gearing up for my first year without buying yarn--I hadn't even come up with the term "cold-sheeping" yet--and I allowed myself one "last hurrah" purchase, and bought Knit Picks' Shine in both worsted weight and this sport weight. The worsted was easily the worst yarn I've ever used--it sheds, every single ball (and they were less than 100 yards each) had terrible splices that look like they'd been done with an egg beater, and the sweater looked ratty and old within 2 months. But I hung onto this yarn. It's been almost 12 years. There were a few times when I started to list it for sale on Ravelry, but my experience with selling yarn on Ravelry hasn't been good, so I didn't and it's just existed. Enough is enough. There are better yarns and my knitting time is too limited for horrible yarn.
I'm also donating some quilting flannels,
and some fleece. I have tried quilting with flannel and probably would never, ever attempt it again, but someone else can can it. Ditto the fleece--that was going to be a baby gift, but again, I don't need as many baby gifts as I used to.
I also cleaned out a box of old jeans
I did keep a few discoveries, like this:
The sewing room is still really cluttered, but I made a very visible dent yesterday. I also did some weeding, a bit of tidying, did a few more rows in my quilting