Here’s my current “stash,” or the term crocheters and knitters use to describe the hoard of yarn they currently have in their possession. I think Chester tries to be in every picture…
I periodically print out crochet patterns that I find online and I just stuff them anywhere in the house. I’m a disorganized person, which is kind of a middle finger to the myth that people with OCD are neat freaks. This is certainly not the case with me. Anyway, tonight I broke down and collected all of my patterns from their “hiding” places in the house and organized them into a binder. I had a lot of patterns it turns out and this is actually really cool so I can now find one without having to search everywhere. We’ll see how long it lasts!
As I was putting together this binder, I realized that I have skeins of yarn “hidden” all over the house. It’s not that I hide them on purpose, it’s just that I’m too lazy to walk over to my bedroom and put them in the zip-up, Ikea container I have under the bed. Then I decided to organize that container. Come to find out, I have quite a bit of yarn. Ok, I have a LOT of yarn. I didn’t even realize it. It’s the mountain you see in the picture above.
I can’t help it. I just love to crochet and I love to buy yarn! I can’t explain it, but it’s just nice to always have the right color handy for a project. My favorite site right now is revelry.com and it’s nice because it helps me to keep track of the projects I make, the yarn I use, the yarn I currently have, and to share with other crafters from around the world. There’s also tons of free patterns available on the site. It’s really fun. You can favorite patterns on the site and my favorite list has gotten quite long the more I look through the site.
I’ve decided to compile a list here of things that I want to crochet perhaps within the year or just within my lifetime. Here it goes:
- Umbreon (Pokemon)
- Jolteon (Another Pokemon)
- Tote bag
- Rag rug
- Jiji (the cat from Kiki’s Delivery Service)
- Full-sized afghan
- Dwarf or Viking beard/helmet
- Snorlax (Pokemon)
- Christmas tree
- Potted cactus plant
- Manta ray
- Duck from Spirited Away
- Mug cozy
- Nesting bowls
Well, that’s a pretty big list so far and I’m sure it will keep growing or change over time 🙂 I’m working on crafting Godzilla for my uncle right now. I don’t have a pattern, but I’m modifying one, or at least trying. We’ll see how it turns out!
Oh, and I’d love to read your ideas! Leave a comment below or sent me an email through the contact form below.
Thanks for reading 🙂