This is the basket that I used to store my yarn when I first started knitting. I was sure that this basket would hold my yarn and any project I was knitting. That was true for a very short time. My stash quickly overflowed the basket and the basket was eventually forgotten and stuck in the corner of my crap room.
I found this basket yesterday when I was organizing and editing some things and decided that this basket would be nice to hold my bobbins and other spinning wheel parts. I opened the basket and discovered yarn I have tried to forget about.
The basket contains a dizzying array of novelty yarns, fun fur, chenille and acrylic. A lot of these things were purchased around the time I first picked up knitting needles. I had no idea about what I wanted to knit when most of these yarns were collected and stuffed into this basket. I have no idea what I planned to do with the yarn below and after looking at the ball today I still don't. Maybe it can be used as ribbon on a wrapped gift.
I've been editing and reorganizing the posessions in our house to get rid of things we don't use or need. Anything that is nice enough gets donated and the rest gets pitched. I'll eventually be going through all my craft supplies and yarn stash too. Now, I'm not getting rid of all my yarn or even a lot if it, but I don't thing I need a three drawer trolley filled with rubber stamps.
So I've decided that might as well start with the yarn in this basket since I want the basket for something else. There is no need to put this yarn in a storage container and put it into a closet. Decisions will be made today! Some of the yarn will be purged, a couple things might go back into the stash, and some of the yarn will be put into a bag and put beside my knitting chair to be knit up into baby hats.
After reading Turtlegirl's post about Hats for Alex, I decided this is something I can be contributing to as well. My first hat is finished. I knit this up last night. It was quick to do and I'll just knit one up between other knitting projects and at the end of the year, I'll send them together.
This little hat was knit last night with some Plymouth Dreambaby D.K. that I found in the basket. I had about half of skein of this green color leftover from a Christmas tree hat a knit a couple of years ago. Now I've just have to sort through the rest of the basket contents. So, who wants some fun fur?