OK – so I was at a total loss on what to write for an I that could remotely be related to crochet…. so I thought why bother with straining my brain to come up with a word – let the internet do the work for me.
And I found this: a random word generator. I said to myself “Cris, you will take the first word that starts with an I and make it work for crochet”
And lucky me – I got the word itemization. Now THAT I can relate to crochet. What I can’t relate it to is my own stash and crochet equipment.
This is some of my stash. I will admit that it is pretty much the majority of my stash which really makes me feel a lot better.
The issue with this and how it relates to itemization is that before we moved, I genuinely had no idea exactly what I had. Seeing things together has made me feel a wee bit guilty about my yarn purchases (but not enough to stop me on Sunday from buying 2 balls of sock yarn and a skein of Caron)
Hmmmm ok, the move just made me realize I had more than I thought – I still have no idea how much of what that I do have. A few folks have suggested that I look into Ravelry’s stash organizing tool.
Now, while personally think Ravelry offers a great service for people to be able to organize their stash, share what is in their stash with others, and overall, provide a great yarn itemization tool…. I just don’t happen to use it.
In all honesty, people who know me would expect that I’d be all over itemizing my stash and crochet tools/equipment. I am a pretty particular person and have been considered somewhat “strict in my organizational skillz” (yes, I deliberately used a z and avoided the word perfectionist). I am not sure where the disconnect is, but it is obvious that one exists.
I couldn’t tell you what is in there without looking… so to you, dear reader, I ask – if someone stopped you on the street right now and asked you what was in your stash, could you answer them? (although I admit it would be weird if someone just randomly stopped you and asked you about your stash… if they did, I’d personally consider a home security system, pepper spray, large dog and/
or a taser)
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And when setting up my schedule to post, I realized that today is July 4th. Happy Independence Day to my fellow Americans!