Back-up stash

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I have relocated for the week, not far and not away but to another place I sometimes call “home”, and as most knitters, the first thing I did was to plan my knitting and then pack it. What to knit and what to bring? Estimate how much yarn I will need for the next few days. There are a lot to take into account. What will the weather be, do we have a lot of no-knitting-possible activities or are we pretty open. What if I get bored with the project(s) I’ve brought and really start wanting another one? Or should I deprive myself from more interesting knitting so that I will actually make some progress on the one that need some work done? They say hunger is the best spice and maybe that’s true about knitting too. If I really don’t have anything else to knit on, how long will it take before the urge to knit is greater than the reluctance towards the project?

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What really concerns me is that I have to leave my stash. I know it will most certainly be safe where it is and that I will meet it again in a few days time but still, what if I really start to miss the sock yarn under the bed? Yarn is comfort, especially the non-knit yarn (yarn that is actually still yarn instead a garment made from yarn) and what if I need the comfort that only an unwinded skein of hand-dyed merino can bring? Not to mention what I should do if I run out of yarn for my project. The solution is obviously to bring yarn for every contingency but sometimes you have to be realistic, there is a limit to how much I can knit in a few days, even if it should rain everyday for a week, or a snowstorm would make it impossible to go outdoors (not that there are that many snowstorms in July but you can never know about August, that’s a deceitful month who irritatingly often seems to forget that it’s actually a summer month and therefor should really stop flirting with September).

The best would be if I had a back-up stash. A small but well-equipped stash that has everything from wool to cotton, from lace to chunky. That would really be something, because even though yarn doesn’t weight that much, it take up space i my bags. Space that could be used for, let’s say a warm sweater should the aforementioned snowstorm actually happen.

Or maybe I should just try to keep to one place at a time.