An Oprah Moment

[As I was preparing my stash to be flashed, I had an Oprah Moment. I pictured myself on television with Oprah by my side. The segment was about Knitters Who Hoard. There were all sorts of experts on the show who were there to provide all their expert opinions. Dr. Phil was there (for his expert psychoanalysis). Dr. Oz was there (for his expert good looks). And then, after all the tearful confessions (from knitters) and angry testimonials (from their significant others), Oprah looked right into the camera and said, "Get a grip, people! These knitters are just exercising their creative rights to make beautiful objects instead of going out and buying mass produced goods manufactured without care or thought! I say, LET THEM BUY YARN!" Who am I to argue with the most powerful woman in the world?]

I wrote the above post over a year ago and never published it. Why? Maybe because I couldn't find all of the yarn that was randomly hidden around the house. Maybe because I was in denial that I had such a thing as A Stash. Maybe because...well...I love yarn and didn't want to stop buying it. This past year, I made a promise to myself to declutter and reorganize the house. The Stash cannot be ignored any longer because it is in almost every room of the house. I am going to try to take a realistic approach to my goal of Surmounting the Stash. I know that new yarns will be purchased and that's okay. But I will try to limit them to small projects that do not require much yardage. However, as far as the sweaters that will be made this year, The Stash will be my first place to shop.

my hoard of dishcloth cotton

(Care to join in the Surmount the Stash challenge? Then go to Revelations of a Delusional Knitter)


  1. One way to surmount the stash is to stop calling it a stash. Call it a collection instead then there isn't anything wrong in having so much. :)

  2. I was thinking that was a fairly manageable and very organised stash, and then I saw your note that this was just the dishcloth cotton... hee hee! How many baskets of sock yarn and dk are there?!?!?

  3. LOL, that sounds like something that would actually happen on Oprah! Best of luck!

  4. The question is, what would Dr. Phil have to say?

  5. Amen.

    So what did I do today???? Bought yarn. (Just a bit.) If it's hidden, does it count?

  6. I am with you on the stash knitting. I know I will do some yarn shopping but I hope to organize and decrease the stash in 2012. Good luck! It will be fun to see how it goes.


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