Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Destash Update

In less than a week I have destashed 12 ounces of spinning fiber and 6,795 yards, or 1.28 miles, of yarn. Yes, miles.

And I still haven't made much of a dent. But it took a long time to build the stash, it will take time to whittle it down.

My Chrysalis Fibers Etsy shop will close down at the end of the month. I've moved most of the items over to my destash page on Ravelry. I'll keep adding every few days.

I'm also going to list the Ashford Traditional spinning wheel that I picked up last year at an antique mall. It's a single drive, single treadle. There's a small chip in the small whorl of the flyer, but that doesn't seem to interfere with the spinning. I just don't enjoy the single drive/scotch tension. It's a great wheel and comes with 3 bobbins (2 of which are new). I took it apart, thoroughly cleaned it and rubbed it down to a nice glow. $250 or make an offer.

Friday, May 23, 2014


Well, I have finally come to the conclusion that I have too much. Too much stuff. Too much yarn. Too much everything, and it's weighing me down.

So, I'm destashing, and I'm serious. My destash page can be found on Ravelry, and I'm liquidating my Etsy shop.

Before you call in the professionals, I'm nowhere near done with fibery crafts. I just have too much and it has become a hindrance. When I walk into the room that was formerly known as the guest room and look at all the yarn, fiber, fabric, etc, I get all anxious feeling. My stash doesn't make me happy anymore, it has become a burden, it is unmanageable. It's time to focus, or refocus. As I have said all year, this is my year of doing things differently. Rather than stress and fret over things that are unmanageable, I'm going to purge them.

However, this does NOT mean that I won't be attending the Tennessee Fiber Festival this weekend. It just means that the only thing I will take home is the memory of a good day with friends!