Stashbusting: A Bump A Week In 2014

Theoretically, what that means is that on December 31st, I’ll have 52 skeins of glorious handspun. At a cool 4 oz. a week, that seems potentially do-able. That is, of course, not factoring in things like life, cats, illness, shows, production crunches with the business, or other sorts of what have you. But I think it’s possible and I do like to set big goals for myself so we’ll see how it goes.

It is no secret to readers of this blog that my fiber stash is… prodigious. It is taking over well over half of our upstairs bathroom. As much as the idea of having less fiber tucked away pains me (one must consider one’s stash as a retirement asset, after all), it would be nice if we could use that space for storing other things. So I’ve resolved to do something about it.

Don’t tell Captain Sexypants, but I’ve also resolved to join a fiber club or two in 2014. There’s a distinct possibility that all this could just result in zero net change. In the secret deep recesses of my mind, I’m basically fine with that.

Still. A bump a week? I can do it. That’s basically as long as it takes me to watch two DVD’s. Maybe three.


Skein 1: 247 yards of superwash merino and silk from FLUFF, in “Plummy”. I’ve got another 4 oz of this fiber tucked aside for a rainy day. This bump is already mostly knit up into a Norie slouch cap.

Garden On

Skein 2: 200+ yards of Blue-faced Leicester and silk, dyed by the (sadly) now defunct Funky Carolina who was my favorite fiber artist ever. I’m so sad that she has moved on to other things. My FC fibers are quite possibly the most treasured part of my stash, and take up many bins.



About Maia Rainwood

Owner and Maker at Maia Rainwood Design. Wearable art for wise women, birth keepers, witches, and world-builders.
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1 Response to Stashbusting: A Bump A Week In 2014

  1. Marilyn says:

    enjoy the spinning!
    everything you do is gorgeous!

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