It is sad face time in Shadowland.
The bitter reality of fiscal responsibility is glaring me in the face. Thus, instead of idly putting a few things up for sale because I'm admitting that I no longer love them, I'm pretty much opening my whole stash up for pillaging.
Even before I started on the project of determining what I'm truly ready to sell, much less what I'd sell for what I paid for it (and what you won't pry from my clutching fingers until the last breath has left my body), I knew that there is far too much for me to reasonably put it ALL up on a web page anywhere -- except to the extent that this has already been done on Ravelry. For those of you with access, my entire stash will eventually be available (I'm adding as I inventory). I'll sell a certain percentage of the stuff I wouldn't otherwise list at whatever I paid for it (or what ever price I list in the comments). You can browse my whole stash here (but the stuff that I'm actively seeking to sell is here (the Ravelry sell/swap page)). Much of the stuff I want to sell is also on my stash sale page. That's actually tied to this blog, and thus is accessible to everyone, whether or not you Ravel.
In addition to the yarns, I've got books and patterns for sale on their own page and spinning related things (including fiber and a wheel) on their own page). Most of the fiber stuff also shows up on Ravelry.
Today was hard -- I sold one of my wheels. I'm pleased with the price I got, thrilled to have the cash in my hands, and sad to see it leave. At least I know where it's living now, and know that it is in fiber heaven (on an alpaca farm).
I'm both eager to see my stash dwindle to a size that will be easy to move, and easy to put into what ever house we find, and sad to part with most of it. There is only a small percentage that I wouldn't gladly buy again were I in the yarn acquisition phase of life.
So, I girded my loins, and got to work. Holy COW! Where did all this YARN come from!?? I think it's been breeding. I'm winding up doing some rearranging -- which means I have to touch 90% of it, and thus will THINK about it all, and talk myself into parting with stuff. In the end... the drawers will be organized by weight (Worsted, DK, Sport, etc.). I fear running out of drawer space before sport and heavy fingering are put away. Then I'll have to be VERY creative with the staggering number of skeins of sock and lace-weight yarn that seem to have moved in with me.
Clearly, I should have been knitting faster!