Saturday, September 09, 2017
A Stash of One's Own
I thought I'd enjoy reading A Stash of One's Own. I had no clue how much I'd wind up loving this book. The subtitle is Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting Go of Yarn and that sums it up perfectly.
There are contributors who talk about shedding their entire stash like a snake shedding its skin. Some come closer to my own strategy of keeping it all because you never know what might happen. A couple claim that they have no stash, but I think that's more about how they define the word than actually living in a house without any extra yarn in it. And there's one unmarried woman who weighs in about hiding yarn from your husband. That one struck a nerve, because I really don't think she knows what she's talking about. There's a difference between hiding overspending and not sharing a new skein of sparkly pink sock yarn with someone who you know doesn't share your enthusiasm.
If you're thinking about your own relationship with your stash, this is a great read. Maybe even if that stash is fabric or polymer clay or embroidery floss. The ideas here are more about what you have and why you have it than the specific materials.
Disclosure -- I was provided with an advance review copy by the publishers. All opinions are my own.