When I read fiber artists blogs and browse Ravelry, I sometimes feel out of place. Yeah I'm a fiber artist: I prepare and spin fiber into yarn, I knit, I have crocheted (though that has been awhile) and I have made many hand made fiber products. Where I sometimes feel like I don't fit in is that I don't have a stash of yarn.
Here is my stash of yarn:
That's not really a stash. I've read about storage containers and closets and rooms full of yarn. My 4 skeins and a few left over skeins isn't really that big of a stash.
I don't have several WIPs (works in progress) sitting around. This is all the knitting I have going on:
It's an ear flap hat, almost done.
I have no other yarn around my house. That's it.
I tend to work on one thing, get it done, then move onto the next thing. And all my yarn is my own creation, so I don't have purchased yarn that sits waiting for inspiration. But since I do the entire process, I tend to spin what I need to knit, then knit, then start over with a new project to spin.
What I do have is a stash of fiber.... hmm stash might not even be the word. My kids would say I have a fiber hoarding problem:
Yeah. I know. You caught me! There are bags and containers and boxes and a good chunk of my fiber room.
Since I am almost done with the ear flap hat, it's time for something new. And I am pretty excited about it! I spent the weekend spinning the yarn. I plan to knit it while waiting for the kids at school pick up! I'm pretty excited about this idea. Of course, more on that another day :)