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More musings on stash

I have been tracking my stash on Ravelry and this blog since 2013, and musing and muttering about the yarn stash since long before then. I have recently become very focused on knitting down my stash, and this has led me to one point of drama that I can't resolve, which is  -when is a skein of yarn finished? The obvious answer is - when there is no more yarn left. But what about when I've finished a pair of socks and there is just a small handful of yarn left:

 

I used all three colours for blanket squares, and the remains are useless for anything except darning later on. So, can I mark it as done?But it's not done, because there is still yarn there. If it's useless, should I throw it out? But I don't throw out yarn, that feels very wrong.

This is all very weird, arbitrary and obsessy. Nothing new to see here, move right along.

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  1. I donate all those bits to the art room at Harrys school. They love getting yarn.

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