There's some big time de-stashing going on around here! I went through my yarn bins a couple weeks ago and pulled out a lot of leftover yarn and full skeins that I've had for a while and didn't think I would use. There was a big bag full when I was done. Instead of letting it sit and later putting it back in the stash (like I did a few months ago), I took it to my stitch group meeting and gave it away. Everyone seemed excited to get new-to-them yarns and it felt so good to lighten my load. It was like taking things off my to-do list. No longer are those yarns sitting in bins causing me to try to figure out good uses for them. Now, I have a lot less yarn and only yarn I really love.
I've been doing quite a bit of yarn de-stashing over this past year by using it for projects. I just finished up another one last week. I had a skein of Wool Ease Thick and Quick left over from a scarf I made for my daughter a couple of years ago. One skein is all I needed to make a matching hat. I found a pattern on Ravelry that went well with the scarf. It's a pay pattern but lots of Ravelers have put such detailed notes that I didn't even need to buy it. I felt kind of bad but it was super easy and the directions were right there. So, I used notes from several and made one. It was easy and quick.
I sent off to my daughter last week and she loves it. I knew she'd like it a little slouchy and it turned out to be just the right amount of slouch. When she received it, it just happened to be cold enough to wear it that day. She got lots of compliments. That makes me really happy.
Have you been doing any de-stashing lately? What have you made? Or...have you done some drastic de-stashing like I have and gotten rid of lots of yarn all at once?