I really need to clean out my stash, I have waaaay too much yarn. Shocking news, I know. I was listening to DC Unraveled, the podcast of Looped Yarn Works, and Jessica was helping Colleen go through her yarn stash and match up yarns with potential projects. Oh, I so badly need that! But, first, I think I really need to figure out what I have and how much of it before I can figure out projects to do. Though, knowing me, I had better figure out a few projects I want to make so that when the Metro Yarn Crawl gets here in April, I will at least buy yarn that matches with a project instead of just randomly buy yarn as I have been doing the last few years (crazy, I know!). Oh, you ask "Phyllis, why are you buying more yarn when you already have so much?" Now, what kind of question is that?! It would be like asking a cat not to chase a mouse :-)
And, I'm still trying to learn more about yarn properties and how to properly match up projects and yarns. I came across this great article by The Knitting Harpy that I thought I would share, though her starting point is that she knows what project she wants to make and is trying to figure out what kind of yarn to use. She's got a pretty good system for narrowing down her choices.
And, speaking of podcasts, I'm still toying with the idea of starting one. Sometimes I think it would be easier to just start talking about a topic than typing it out like this. I could combine it with the blog by posting notes here to accompany the audio. What do you all think?!