CH 58: Editing the Stash

Helen —  January 16, 2015 — 5 Comments

Today I’m talking about what I’ve been knitting and an update on the decluttering project for January.

This week I’m talking about tackling the stash and craft stuff.

I’ve been very much enjoying watching and listening to some podcasts while I’ve been decluttering.

I mention:


Little Bobbins

Truly Myrtle


If you are interested in designing – check out A Playful Day Design Along

What’s in the WIP?

Making good progress on my Amy Herzog Custom Fit pullover. Twisted cast on. Fixed.

Amy Herzog’s Knit to Flatter Craftsy course (on sale at the moment!).
Amy Herzog Knit to Flatter Craftsy Course

Custom Fit – “CustomFit makes custom patterns for hand-knit sweaters. It takes your choices, your body, and your hand-knit fabric and produces a pattern perfectly suited to you.”

The Simple Things

My word for the year is “Simplify” and simplify and declutter is the theme for the podcast in January.

Today I talk about the KonMari method from Marie Kondo’s book below. I apply this method to the stash with surprising results.

Some more decluttering resources:

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing

5 responses to CH 58: Editing the Stash

  1. I am engaged on a long term “decluttering” project of my stash and my office. You inspired me to do my office today. I spent four hours going through the last five years of papers and files. I am exhausted and exhilarated! And exhausted.

  2. Thank you, Helen, for another enjoyable podcast.
    Although I am not Japanese, I wanted to mention that the animism that you’ve read about in Marie Kondo’s book is, from what I know about Japanese culture, less ‘woo-woo’ and more ingrained in the culture. Shintoism, where objects like trees and rocks are seen to have spirits and are to be respected, has had a large and lasting influence over centuries in Japan, and although the thanking of one’s purse’s contents may be stretching the traditional definitions, it is simply a cultural difference that contrasts more vividly with Western traditions.
    Having lived a rather multicultural life so far, questions of cultural difference are always of interest to me. This nytimes article touches on the subject briefly, if you are interested
    Thanks, and best wishes.

    • Thanks so much for this comment – that is really interesting and makes the book make a lot more sense in that respect!

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