I decided on my last birthday (July) I was ready to be done with yarn. I set the goal of donating or using up my stash by my next birthday. Most of it is small skeins of my handspun, so I’m making little drawstring pouches from that, with leather cord closures. Finished one so far this month:
I also plan to continue finding creative repurposes for my childhood photos and the huge amount of dictionary pages in my possession. I offered up at least 25% of the photo stash to the fireplace at the end of the year, after using maybe 15% of it in 2020, but I still have many with arty potential.
I have a question for those of you who are more accustomed to crafting in humidity than I am: I’m not sure whether there is hope for my small fabric stash, or if it should just be discarded: I’m not having this issue with other supplies, or my clothes, but my fabric stash gets super musty-smelling in short amounts of time. Though it smells fine again after a wash and dry, if I let two pieces sit for a week in contact with each other they stink again. There is no visible mold or mildew, but I’m wondering if it’s just in there for good. If so, that does shorten my destash project list for the year!