Friday, 19 November 2010



I honestly don't think I have a huge stash. Many ladies I met in knit nights or on Ravelry have FAR bigger stash than I do.

But my flat is small. And I knit way too slow.

More importantly, I feel guilty to possess some very good yarn but not utilize it. Sometimes I feel sad when I look at my stash.

Therefore I am thinking to do a giveaway. In fact I want to do a regular giveaway on bi-monthly or quarterly basis. I hope some lovelies can go to good homes and turn into beautiful hand knits.

Here are some preliminary thoughts:

I haven't decided what to give away yet. But it should include some partial skeins as well as some new gorgeous yarn in balls and hanks, such as Rowan Kidsilk Haze (I have almost 20 balls of KSH in stash!), Fyberspates Scrumptious DK, a sweater worth (2 hanks, 500g, 900 yards) of Cascade Ecological Wool and a skein or two of Wollmeise Sock Yarn. I know I may be able to get back some cash by destashing them on Ravelry. But I believe in good karma.

The first giveaway will be in January, a month full of joy and love. It's the beginning of a brand new year. Both my and DH's birthdays are in January, so as our engagement day. It makes perfect sense to celebrate by doing some giveaways right?


  1. I can understand how you feel, I have a lot of stashed yarn as well. At one point I went through all my stash and realized that I had had some of it for about 10 years without using it!! Having a giveaway will definetively give you som good karma, and giving away such nice yarn as well!

  2. How lovely of you to do that, I also have a large stash of yarn, mostly sock yarn as socks is all I seem to knit, I am always giving away sock yarn at my knitting group, it will definetly give you some good Karma, it does me.