Do you have a secret stash of poorly chosen yarn purchases? This is my embarrassing collection of acrylic. See, I have two stashes. The stash that I’m proud of, mostly composed of hand dyed sock yarn, gets treated with love and affection. Then there’s the stash you’re looking at that gets stuffed in a bag and hidden a dark corner never to see the light of day.


I’m sure I’m not the only knitter to make some dodgy purchases when first starting out. When the craft was new to me I hadn’t a clue about different fibres and weights, all I was looking for was something cheap and colourful. In fact, the cheaper and more colourful the better. So I amassed the above with grand plans of knitting all the things in an array of eye-blindingly bright colours. I soon learned the error of my ways when I felt the quality of the more expensive natural yarns compared to my cheap, man made collection.


So, what to do with all this yarn that has been sat gathering dust for the best part of two years? I don’t want to throw it away, that would be too wasteful. I could give it away but I doubt anyone would want it in the jumbled up state it is in. Only one option left then, I have to find some way to use it.


Over the next few weeks and months I’m going to make a conscious effort to find little projects that aim to use up this stash. Why don’t you join me? If you have any stash busting project ideas, please share!