So many of you are blogging or posting about your word for the new year, and it got me thinking about what my word is. I have many wishes and desires for 2015, many that I think I will be able to accomplish, but the one concept or word that is foremost on my mind is Stash. I know, how appropriate, right?
But I don't mean stash as a verb such as to stash more, but rather, stash as a noun such as to use and rely on my stash of all kinds. As I get older, I find myself desiring less rather than more and this got me looking at everything I already have. Sure, my jeans are five years old but they still fit; my boots aren't as shiny as when they were new but I've got miles left to walk in them; and my yarn stash is still as plentiful and enticing as ever.
There's no doubt that focusing on and using my stashes of things has an added economic benefit, but I see my new-found commitment as a way to keep the clutter down both physically and mentally. As you can see, I cast on my first pair of socks for 2015 with some very old Regia self-striping yarn that was hiding at the bottom of my stash. I needed some new wool socks and now I'll have a cozy new pair without spending an (extra) dime. And while I will be adding this pair of socks to my dresser, my yarn stash will be just a little lighter. Win-win, as they say!