shameless self promotion: yards and yards edition

This is my (recently reorganized) yarn stash.

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Why am I showing this to you? Two reasons: 1) it will likely not look this good for too long and 2) because I recently spent a great deal of time thinking about yarn stash because of Clara Parkes.

You might know Clara. You might not. She is, above all else, a lovely human who it’s fun to be around. She also writes and edits books. And her most recent project is A Stash of One’s Own: Knitters on Loving, Living with, and Letting go of Yarn. It’ll officially be released on Sept. 12.

Yours truly just happens to have an essay in there, along with  Meg Swansen, Lela Nargi, Stephanie Pearl-McPhee, Amy Herzog, Ann Shayne, Gudrun Johnston, Kay Gardiner, Rachel Atkinson, Franklin Habit, Anna Maltz, Sue Shankle, Amy Christoffers, Clara Parkes, Jillian Moreno, Susan B. Anderson, Lilith Green, Rachael Herron, Kristine Vejar, Eugene Wyatt, Aimée Osbourn-Gille, Kim McBrien Evans, and Debbie Stoller.  I can promise you that at least a few of these will be funny and a few will be touching and all of them will be good, because that’s how Clara rolls.

If you’re a yarn-y type or a word-lover or both, you should pre-order.

As for my stash closet: I learned that I really do not need another tote bag ever. EVER.