_________Yards! A guessing game giveaway!

I’ve been trying out some new podcasts lately. I listened to the April 18th episode of Jane and Jen Knit Funny. I really liked the episode I heard. Then they mentioned their stashes. Each of them had about 12 or 14 different yarns in their stash and they each talked about how out of hand they felt like their stash was becoming. I felt like a freak! I have 124 different yarns in my stash.

Then, I was listening to Episode 128 of Stash and Burn and they were discussing their total yardage of stash yarn. Nicole mentioned she had over 45,000 yards of yarn in her stash. Well, that sounded like a lot, but I felt more like those ladies understood me. I hadn’t realized before, but tabulating your total stash yardage is something you can easily figure out in Ravelry. How exciting!


There is a handy little button that lets you import your stash into an Excel sheet and download it. Then you can just sum the column to find out how many yards you have! I found out how many. It’s a lot… so I’m going to do a giveaway because it seems appropriate that I get rid of some yarn.

Leave a comment on this post your guess for the number of yards of yarn I have in my stash. This is just for fun, so please don’t go and do anything crazy and try to add it all up. That’s cheating. Whoever guesses the closest number without going over the amount (like The Price is Right) wins this lovely yarn:

stash-24_medium2A second runner-up will receive one of my patterns of their choice for free. I will choose a winner on Saturday morning at 9:00 am, so you have until then to make a guess! Take a look at my stash, but please just make a guess. One more hint, the Excel spreadsheet will not include anything up for trade or sale.

Happy guessing!

48 thoughts on “_________Yards! A guessing game giveaway!

  1. Oooh I love guessing games! Looking at your stash and doing a simple rounding up and adding up, I’d say you have something close to 46,500 yards.

  2. Wow! You have a lovely stash. I like how you do have some sweater amounts of cascade hidden away. You should not feel freakish over your small hoard. After all it is a soft cuddly obsession not something weird or bad ; ).
    After all you can’t throw out the partial balls they might come in handy for some thing. So into the closet they go. I love to take my partial balls and swatch and play turning them into toys. And those interesting single balls bought just because they look so pretty at the store make you just and happy as the bouquet of flowers you buy a at the grocery store but they don’t die after a couple of days.
    So anyways my guess is 50,000 yards give or take a few inches.

  3. WOW what a great stash – looks like heaps of lovely yarn (much better than my stuff!). Love the idea of your giveaway – but I’m not going to try and guess – I really need to work through my stash LOL. and I feel I would be a bit indulgent of me. Look forward to you sharing your “number”. Thanks

  4. Jealous! I would have to say about 52,000 or so. I just started knitting a little over a year ago so I am just now builing up my stash…. ah someday I will get to where you are.

  5. i don’t have a ravelry account, so i’ll let others get a chance to win πŸ™‚ (and i also have a huge stash already)… so 12-14 types of yarn they were saying it’s a lot? LOOOOOLL… i can’t see your stash but from the pic i gather that you have some Blue Moon, nice choice! and thanks for the fun post

  6. Hmmm, I am going to guess 62,500 yards in your stash. I dream of having a stash like that although i doubt it would fit in my New york apartment.

  7. I did not know you could calculate your stash amount like that on Ravelry – I’m afraid to see how much yardage I have myself!
    I am going to guess you have 40,000 yards.

  8. Your stash is amazing. I thought mine was good but yours is worthy of praise. Plus I love how you have all your part balls in there! I only discovered the stash button on Ravelry recently and there is NO WAY I’m putting all my odds & ends on! So, my guess is 40,000 πŸ˜€

  9. Hmm Im gonna say about 35,500 which is way more than my stash. I always want more though!

  10. I am going to guess 92,000 yards. You said it’s a lot, and that number just jumped into my head. Good luck everyone!

  11. Ooo! I love Price Is Right….how about 42,000 yards?
    And please no one be mean and say 42, 001!

  12. hmmmm….. I’m going to guess 46,300 yards. You’re way better of keeping track of your yarn than I am!

  13. I’m going to guess 27600 yards – I don’t think I have that many, but I haven’t catalogued mine.

  14. Mine was 76000 ish yards on May 1st, so I’m gonna guess yours is 57,387. 12-14 different yarns is not a stash, it’s a good day’s shopping or a small portion of my stash that doesn’t fit in any of my storage boxes.

  15. 100,000 yards at least? I mean 124 different yarns! OMG! I don’t know where you leave and if I’m too late for the contest.

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