Two days ago I realized that I had been ignoring the “Stash” section of Ravelry. Well, I guess ignoring is the wrong word. I really like the feature, I just hadn’t used it in awhile. So I decided it was time to hunker down and take some pictures of the stash and get everything posted up there. Is it wrong that part of the reason I like to catalog my stuff is in case of a fire or emergency? I mean, I love my stash and it’s taken me five years to get it where it is now. I’d hate to forget I had something if I couldn’t grab the whole stash while exiting my burning house. Oh, and it’s also really helpful for project planing. Please, ignore my paranoia as I go on…
It took me three hours to get all my yarn put up on the website and after that it occurred to me that I’ve just been putting yarn where ever there was room. There was no sense of organization or logic or anything for that matter. So I managed to arrange all my yarn into four categories (as broad as they may be):
1. Sock Yarn
3. Non-wool (or blended yarns)
Then I put them in the appropriate containers and hauled them back up to my bedroom. This way I’ll always know where certain types of yarn are before I start a project.
On a really random note, does anyone else really freaking want a Kindle? These things are amazing. But what blew me away is the new text-to-voice feature on the Kindle 2. The voice sounds so human. Click here for a listen. The voice even has a name! It’s Tom. I’m actually really impressed by the technology used here. He sounds so lifelike. How would you feel about Tom reading your knitting pattern to you?