Crocheter, knitter and weaver. Currently crocheting a openwork number called sand and shells. Knitting a simple sweater, and have nothing but dreams on the looms at present. Will be weaving a table runner or placemats for a great niece's upcoming wedding.
I have a very large yarn stash that goes back over twenty years. Like Karma, I give a lot of my stuff away.
I find weaving fantastic! I did quilts for a long time, and in my quilt group there's a lady who does loving things and she made a demonstration for us.
How do you keep track of your yarn? I bought a notebook now to write some of it down. I sometimes see a pattern, get excited , buy the yarn. But then I don't do it right away for some reason and one day I find a bunch of yarn I can't remember anymore what I intended to do with it.
I feel absolutely dumb then!
I once tried to inventory my stash, and gave up. I keep a notebook on all my weaving projects with detailed notes and often jot ideas down for future projects with a certain yarn. I've also got weaving design software so sometimes there is even a paper tucked in with the pattern I mean to use. Sometimes that paper is with the yarn itself.
For knitting or crocheting projects if I have a pattern it's stored with the yarn.
Generally speaking if it's skeined, its for knitting or crochet. Weaving requires a lot of yarn so that's usually on a cone or cylinder.
I've got some yarn that I've not decided what I want to do with just yet. That's okay too!
If you can't remember what you originally planned, you get the chance to imagine a new and maybe better project.
I quilt too, though not as much as I work with yarn.
OC it can be frustrating to work out the tension and gauge for different yarns. Hang in there and try with different sizes of hooks.
Principessa those animal stool cover are adorable!