I had an epiphany last night. I spent Saturday cleaning my closet and pulling out my stash. Last fall I had organized my stash. I was inspired by my Sock Summit’s purchases. As I laid everything out on the living room floor, I pulled up Ravelry.
I have been very slow catching on to the tools available to me in Ravelry. I just learned how to search for projects based on the yarn weight. I decided to see what I could find to use up my collection of lace yarns. After clicking on the Patterns button on the main Ravelry page, I put “lace weight yarn” in the Search block.
That’s when I realized that organizing my stash isn’t really the challenge – it’s the assigning of projects that takes time and a lot of consideration. Without a plan, my stash would go back into my closet looking much more appealing but likely to sit there forgotten. A terrible fate for yarns I love.
I still need to make notes in my Springpad system, but look what I found for my lace yarn collection.
Filtes Shetland by Michelle Porter
Leaf and Trellis Stole by Jane Sowerby
Barb’s Koigu Ruffle by Churchmouse Yarns and Teas
Malagash Square Shawl by Mimi Fautley
Stripes and Torchen Stole by Jane Sowerby
Ennid Laceweight Shawl by Lucinda Guy
Flutter Scarf by Miriam Felton
Kalia Stole by Anastasia Benzel
Windswept Shawl by Dorothy Siemens
Traditional Danish tie Shawl by Dorothea Fischer
Radiance Shawl by Helen Stewart
So many choices from yarns I already have in my home!