Wow - Sunday's Stash Class was so much fun! I was expecting boxes and boxes of everyone's stash. I brought mine in just so no one would feel bad!
It was interesting. You know, everyone has her own comfort level with stash. For some people, a few leftover partial skeins and 6 or so skeins of sock yarn is stressful. For others, like me, a healthy stash is kind of a comfort. I think a great yarn stash is like a well-stocked pantry. You need to have plenty of staples on hand so that you can whip up whatever you want whenever you want to. Personally, I also want to have plenty of random fun and interesting things to inspire magnificent creations. In your pantry, those special things might be preserved lemons, artichoke bruschetta topping, or hand-made lemon basil pasta. In your stash, it's those spectacular hand-dyes in colors you just couldn't resist, sparkly things (of course), and stuff with great texture that is just interesting and special. A whole sweater out of these special gems might be overwhelming, but just a touch is exactly what you need get your creative juices flowing.
Everyone was surprised in the class yesterday to see how those random multicolored skeins provided the unifying force that brought all the other yarns into place and made them play well together. Students learned that yarns with unusual texture add depth to a fabric - a touch of whimsy and interest. All in all, the students agreed that this class was really empowering Join us for our next session Sunday, February 8th because you will have fun and learn a ton!