Taking Yarnventory

January 15th, 2007 | View Comments

Alternate post title 1: Yarn by the Numbers
Alternate post title 2: Forget Being Coy, We’re Talking About a Half-Marathon of Yarn
Alternate post title 3: Can’t Sleep…Yarn Will Eat Me…
Alternate post title 4: This is all KathyMarie‘s Fault

To clarify, it’s not KathyMarie’s fault that my yarn stash will eat me tonight after I go to sleep. But it is her fault that I know exactly how much yarn will be invading my bedroom and swallowing my head. She, after all, posted about her yarn inventory and her yarn spreadsheet and I was overcome.

Spreadsheets are quite possibly the next best thing to yarn. I love spreadsheets, I love yarn…of course I had to drop everything and make a yarn spreadsheet! A yarn spreadsheet with a pivot table. I am such a nerd.

In short, I have 12.9 miles of yarn. This includes oddballs. This does not include the grandma stash, anything in the tub o’ swatches, or yarn for any of the projects currently on the needles, so I’m probably under-counting by at least a mile of yarn.

I have:

Although I didn’t do an analysis by color, it seems that I am especially fond of:

And all of that fits in this corner:

The stash corner

Not too bad, I don’t think, especially since most of that is already earmarked for a project. I do need to knit a lot of socks and shawls soon, though!

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CogKnition posted this on January 15th, 2007 @ 11:38pm in Life as a Knitter, Yarn | Permalink to "Taking Yarnventory"


  1. craftycarole says:

    It’s incredible that all of it fits in such a small space! On my to do list is a yarnventory after the ILs leave… I don’t want them to know how much is there… it’s obscene!

    most of mine is WW though!

  2. get stitchy! says:

    Congratulations! You’re on get stitchy!

    Thanks so much for submitting your blog.

  3. KathyMarie says:

    It’s nice to see that my lunacy is spreading.

    Isn’t it the weirdest thing ever to know exactly how much yarn you have? I’m still inputting (is that the right word?) yarn yardage, and it’s starting to freak me out.

    By the way, your yarn corner is enviably clean and clutter-free. Well done!

  4. Yvonne says:

    Why thank you! I straightened and organized while I was doing inventory. It’ll be back to being an utter mess next week.

  5. Peterq says:

    Yay for the half-marathon shoutout!