Surmount the Stash – September Review

At my last Surmount the Stash update, I wasn’t sure how much progress I made towards my destashing goals.  Today I know that I did a great job destashing in September!

My accomplishments

  • I finally identified two charities and was able to donate 4,170 yards of yarn!  It was a great relief to find a new home for yarn I had no plans of using.
  • I used up about 843 yards of stash yarn on holiday projects.  I’m getting pretty close to meeting my holiday crafting goals through my Holiday Stashdown Challenge.
  • I crocheted 12 granny squares for charity, and used up 592 yards of stash yarn in the process.
  • I didn’t buy any yarn this month, in spite of a visit to my local yarn shop.

The Verdict

I think it’s clear that I emerged victorious over my stash this month!  I moved out the equivalent of 15 skeins of Red Heart Super Saver!

The best part of the month was reorganizing my stash.  I can now fit my entire yarn collection – including yarn support for upcoming patterns – into 4 plastic tubs.  At the beginning of the year, I had 6 tubs and also some bags and boxes with yarn in the closet.  The tubs aren’t stuffed to the top and they are organized by fiber content.  It’s much easier to see what I already have, and that makes me more excited about the yarn in my stash!

October goals

I know I won’t be able to replicate the results from this month, but in October, I’d like to complete several charity crochet projects using stash yarn, finish at least three holiday projects using stash, and make myself a nice cowl or scarf for the winter.

I hope to transform these yummy natural fibers into something awesome for me by the end of the month.

How’s your stash battle going this month?

For more Surmount the Stash updates, visit the Ravelry group.


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