I’m going to call two posts in less than a week vs. two posts in ten months a WIN for 2011 already. You may wonder if the world has tilted on its axis. My friends, I ask myself that same question all the time. ALL THE TIME. It’s probably a good thing right now, even though – or probably *because* – I’m about to start getting rid of things.
Herein applies Sub-theme 4, part B: Know when to *start* digging. This is the digging-out part, obviously. Over the last 10 years or so, with a lot of help, I have shed (in the most conscious/friendly ways possible) rather a great deal of furniture, unneeded clothes, books, and random personal detritus. Alas:
(A Metric S**t-ton) – (Rather a Great Deal) = Still Quite a Lot, Really
Therefore…especially if you’re close enough to me to have ever seen my house…you might understand the problem. Better is better, better may even be GREAT…but better is not DONE.
Well, DONE is still a long way away – but journey of a thousand steps, and all that. Since I can no longer make this long story short, I’ll just confirm that this does indeed mean I will begin some destashing very soon.
I sense a few of you may be hyperventilating now. Here, have a cute cat picture.
Better? Let’s continue. Now, as a somewhat scatterbrained fiber artist, I wouldn’t say I’ve achieved SABLE*, but the yarn stash, she is considerable – and my knitting and crocheting, she’s not that prolific. And I know there’s a lot of great fiber that I just won’t use. So away it shall go.
Further, I’ve long had the bad habit of getting a bee in my bonnet to do some non-fiber craft project or another (or several), acquiring the accoutrements, and then…yeeeeeah, nothing, or halfway. This is going to require a LOT of sorting, since I know I have things that I can use to accomplish my Retro! and DIY goals – but some more great stuff will go up when I get through those, too.
So this is me, placing a specific intention out there for the whole Universe to see. I will, within the first quarter of 2011, begin sorting through my entire crafty stash and releasing those things that could be of more use to someone else.
(Note of advice to knitters: You may have any of my Sea Silk or my Claudia Handpainted…when you pry it from my cold dead hands. Please remember that all my needles are sharp and metal. *cheerful grin*)
I’m presently considering options on how to sell the Good Stuff. It would be obvious enough to post it here, though some wrangling might be required. There’s also the possibility of listing it on ArtFire: free, simple checkout, no registration required to purchase. I might use Ravelry listings, but that would only work for yarn and I’d like to minimize double work. Anyone have other suggestions?
The rest of my weekend holds some cooking for the week, laundry, and my initial foray into the destashing pool. I’m not the best of swimmers, so should I be able to wade out the other end…y’all will be the first to know.* For the non-fibery: Stash Acquisition Beyond Life Expectancy.